I know, your looking at this photo and thinking is this the Colour & Sparkle blog??
Yes it is and yes I have finally let myself use a stamp for watercolour flowers with
water and sprayed more water on top when finished.
First I spent a couple of hours playing with different inks and colours on a large
sheet of watercolour paper so I could get a feel for what colours look good
together and which inks were easier to use.
I started out with the Altenew inks but I felt I wasn't getting what I wanted so I went
to my Distress Inks and there I felt I had worked out a style I liked.
In this instance I have stamped on Multimedia paper. Each time I have inked up
the layer and very lightly sprayed with water and stamped one on top of
the other. The hardest bit is working out exactly where to stamp and lining up
the next layer. I inks I have used are Worn Lipstick/ Picked Raspberry and
Abandoned Coral with Mustard Yellow for centres and Shabby Shutters or Crushed
Olive for the greenery.
When I was happy with the amount of stamping then I sprayed with water,
quite a bit actually till I felt it was looking how I wanted then I heat dried.
I added a little bit of Wink of Stella careful not to activate the colours again.
I finished the card off with a gold mirror card die cut 'smile' and a
little gold shimmer dot for the 'i'.
Still need lots of practice but very happy with the result. I realise its a style that
you don't look closely at and worry about the spreads and misses and should be taken as
the whole. May even try again!!!!
One challenge I would like to enter this in is about to close so I better get moving.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.