Sometimes you have a solid stamp that you think would look awesome as a watercolor image.
First of all, what do I mean? Take the branch in Eastern Blooms for example. Here’s what it looks like colored and stamped.
Now, I’m going to apply the technique I show here.
Looks much different; it softens the image somewhat. What to do? Well, it’s quite simple.
- Color your SOLID STAMP with markers.
- Spritz your stamp with water.
- Stamp onto watercolor paper.
See, that’s it!
- This is a fast coloring technique. You don’t have to worry about getting every surface colored, because the water will help fill out any “missing spots”.
- You will have to experiment with the amount of water on the stamp and the image it gives you. I found that if I didn’t put enough, the image was too distinct for the look I was going for. However, too much water and the Soft Suede ink (in my example) would bleed into the flowers too much and the flowers lost their shape.
- When the image dries, the image defines up a bit. So, you have to let the image dry a bit before you can see how it turned out. Here’s what I mean. This is the same image from above, but right after I stamped (ink is still a bit wet).
We’ve also done this technique on the large foliage stamp in Just Believe. Try this out and have fun!