Friday, 30 March 2018

How to..watercolour paint with ink pads

I love it when I can feel like I created something really artistic ...even though I do not by any means consider myself one. There is something totally satisfying about creating something totally your own . Water colouring as a technique is obviously not mine...but as no two results are ever really the same your work can only be unique to you.

Stamping' Up! ink pads are water based.. as such you can use them just like a paint palette. Simply squish the middle of the pad to transfer some ink to the inside of the lid. Once opened you can use the inside of the lid as a pain palette...add water or paint dry, whatever you choose you now have paints !

I used the Falling flowers stamp set one of my all time favourites. I stamped onto watercolour paper with Versa Mark and then embossed using white powder. Totally missed these off my list of supplies at the bottom ..duh ! The watercolour paper holds water better without funding or getting in a big mess. Simply adding tiny amounts of ink to the water you added to the stamped image and watch the colour spread. Just add small watery amounts and let the capillary action of the water on the paper do the rest. It gives for a stunning effect. You can dab excess off with kitchen roll. Dry with a heat tool then cut out the shapes.

This gives a beautiful soft result and adds a real special element to your card making. I added a simple flourish stamp to the back ground and inked the edges of my card with a sponge, for a softer blended look. Finishing with light coloured glitter enamel dots to just add a touch of sparkle to catch the light.... so pretty.

I do have a full step by step YouTube tutorial for you to follow so you can re create this card and all products used are listed below. So grab a brew get comfy and enjoy the video.

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda


Product List

1 comment:

  1. I love the colours you've used Amanda! Lovely card!

    Alexis x