Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Color Washed I Do's

Well, I gave into temptation!  Before I purchased this stamp set I kept telling myself 'Melissa, you don't need another floral stamp set' but I wanted it.  And let me tell you, I'm not disappointed I purchased it!  What a beautiful stamp set with so many possibilities!  What really hooked me was when fellow demonstrator Karen Barber featured a card with this set and this color wash technique on our demonstrator website.  I wouldn't doubt if her email went into overdrive; her creation was simply beautiful!


Stamp sets: Secret Garden, Word Play
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, White Craft, Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: White embossing powder, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral markers, Aquapainter, blender pen, Raspberry Ripple satin stitched ribbon, Flower Trim, rhinestones, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, sponges, Tombow

To recreate this technique, stamp images in Versamark then sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.  Color in the image with White Craft ink and an aquapainter.  When dry, apply color with either markers and blender pen or pool ink in the lid of an ink pad and apply with a blender pen.  You will achieve a wonderfully soft dreamy effect.

Until next time...
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Sierra Crafter said...

Beautiful card. You captured the dreamy effect.

Anonymous said...

Did you use water in aquapainter or mixture of water and alcohol? I tried with water and the white craft ink just globbed up on brush. I really like the look and would like to get it to work. Thanks

Melissa Banbury said...

I just used water in my aquapainter. With the lid of the ink pad closed I compressed the lid creating a small pool of ink inside which I then picked up with the aquapainter and applied. I found it took a couple of applications to get the opaque look I was going for, and letting it dry between applications. Hope that helps!

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