Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another New Technique!

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You all know how much I love reflection stamping & sponging, well I've discovered another cool technique.  This one uses Stampin' Up! Ink Refils and an Aqua Painter.
  • You will need plenty of paper towels on hand as it can get a bit messy (that's probably why I like it!)  Place a piece of Watercolour Paper on your paper towels & an assortment of coloured inks on a plastic plate - you only need a drop of each one. 
  • Have some spare paper towels that you can use to squeeze your brush on to check the depth of colour.
  • Start with your lightest colour - if it is too dark, just squeeze some water from your Aqua Painter into it & mix it first - & "wash" it over the part of the paper you wish to colour.  You can add more colour to make it darker, or more water to make it lighter.
  • Keep adding colours until you get your desired result & blend out all the edges.  It is important to use Watercolour Paper as it allows you time to blend the colours.
  • Dry with a heat gun then stamp!
I have used the Bird on a Branch Stamp Set in these examples.



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4 comments:

ajleece said...

oh these are great - you will have to show me how to do this one!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 23. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

TRush said...

How cool is it that you have a summer catalog while we are having winter. It never occurred to me that SU would have to have different minis going for different countries. Will ours be the same in our Summer? So, could I take a sneak peek?

Paula said...

Wow Ann, these are just gorgeous. Have to get some Aqua painters now!!

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