December 5, 2011

Color, Spritz & Stamp

Stamping with markers is an easy technique for creating beautiful watercolor images.

Tombow markers were used to apply color directly on the stamp.  Prior to stamping on watercolor paper, a light misting of water was spritzed on the colored stamp.  Voila!  Instant watercoloring in three steps - Color, Spritz & Stamp!  Subsequent lighter images can be made from the same colored stamp by re-activating any remaining ink on the stamp with additional mists of water.   

The elegant gold border was created by edging the sides of the paper with a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.  

The sentiment embellishment was created from two tags die cut from white cardstock.  One was distressed with Crimson Red VersaFine, stamped with the sentiment and accented with pewter brads that were randomly colored with red and black Sharpies.  Dimensional foam was used in the center of the tag to adhere it to the stamped image.  The second tag was aligned with the first behind the stamped artwork and the tag ends were glued together.  A fun visual accent which also hides the end of the brads.

The finished piece was then adhered to the front of a 2 ¼ x 4 ¾ forest glen tent card.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.  I hope you are inspired to watercolor with your stamps. 


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Forest Glen 07-003
Canson Watercolor Paper
Making Memories: Pewter Brads
Ranger: Xmas Red Stickles, Lime Green Stickles
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 158, 757
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Olympia Green VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Delicata Golden Glitz
Sharpie Pens: Red and Black
Spellbinders: Ribbon Tag Trio Three (S4-323)