I made some thank you cards for one of my customers using a water colour wash background technique. I’ve been dying to try it out and finally put brush to water using Stampin’Up inks and normal acrylic paints. I followed this technique by Scraps and Stamps and even though my result is nowhere as nice as hers, I rather do like them! I apologise in advance for the poor quality of the photos but it was dark when i finished and as they had to be packed straight away, I couldn’t take better pics.
I first stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Technique Junkies with Wow embossing powder. I then wet the area where I wanted to paint with a wet brush and used the brush to paint the background with my Stampin Up inks. The paper is still a little warped in this pic but i’ve since flattened it under a heavy marble slab!
This next one was done using normal acrylic paints and as you can tell the colour is more vibrant.
Unfortunately it sort of made my stamped sentiment go grey so I had to go over it with my Tombow marker. I cut the panel with MFT scalloped rectangle die and adhered it to a chipboard.
I’m not 100% satisfied with what I did but its not bad for a first try I think!
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes
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