Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built blog.
I hope you all had the chance to see Brenda's awesome POTW last week. What an incredible job she did with water coloring backgrounds! Absolutely beautiful, and I will definitely give her technique a try.
This week, I'd like to show you another technique with water coloring - this time on images and with Distress Markers. Many of you have these markers and many of the Repeat Impressions stamps are perfect for this technique.
You may have seen this card I did for Joy's "Easter Designer's Choice Challenge"
Here's how that effect is accomplished
Supplies needed: Watercolor paper, waterproof ink, aqua pen or small paint bush, Distress Markers and open line stamp.
Step One: Stamp your image with the waterpoof ink on the water color paper then add your first color of Distress marker.
Step Two: Add water with your brush or aqua pen, brushing the ink upwards pulling the color slowly with small amounts of water. Some people (including me) like to leave the pen dry and just squirt some water on a waterproof surface like waxed paper, or craft sheet.
Step Three: Add your next color and repeat the process until you have the full amount of color spectrum you like.
Use a paper towel to blot up excess water from the paper as you go. You can add more water or more color with the DI markers until you get the coloring effects you like. Be careful though...even water color paper has a saturation point. Too much water may pill the paper.
Now, your image is ready to create a card or another project. Have some fun and enjoy this fun technique.
The RI stamps I used for this technique are RI# 9203-P "Daisies and Butterflies" and the sentiment is RI #1304-J "Beauty of Spring Time".
To enhance the flowers and the butterfly on this image I used a glitter pen to high light those areas.
Enjoy the technique and if you use it, please let me know. I'd love to see what you create.