Hi it’s Alison again. Today I have chosen to show a technique with stamps and watercolour markers that might be new to some of you.
I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. I then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and positioned them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.
Then using my zig clean colours, as listed, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which colour to do each part – e.g. leaves green, flowers purple etc.
After colouring I lightly sprayed the piece of card with water and stamped the image. Dry this with a heat gun but do not clean the stamp. I then removed this piece from the platform and replaced it with the second piece of card. This time I sprayed the stamps lightly without re-inking and stamped. This gives a much softer image. Again dry with a heat gun.
When the first image was completely dry, I put it back in my stamping platform and carefully repositioned the stamps over it. It doesn’t have to be completely exact but as near as you can get it. I then inked the stamps with versafine smokey grey and stamped over my watercolour image to give it a little more definition.
Then I chose my sentiment from Avery Elle’s Floating Wishes stamp set and positioned it using my stamp platform. I stamped it using versafine onyx black. I did this for both pieces. I then may and layered this with a dark grey card into a 5×7 card blank.
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
Avery Elle – Hummingbird Stamp
Avery Elle – Floating Wishes Stamp
Versafine Onyx Black & Smokey Grey
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Bazzill Marshmallow 5×7 card blank
American Crafts Jewel Paper Pad – dark grey card
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
Tombow Mono Liquid glue
Tim Holtz stamp platform
Tim Holtz 8.5 Guillotine
Distress Spray bottle
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer