Friday, February 17

Water Color Wash Technique

Looking for a quick and simple technique that has a real WOW factor??  Well, look no further... The Water Color Wash technique will do just that!

Sharon Field shared this on her blog... I so appreciate the gals when they give instructions...  I can't take the credit for this one.. and can't wait to try it too!


Supplies Needed for Water Color Wash Technique:
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Re-Inkers:  Bashful Blue,  Baja Breeze
Papers:  Marina Mist 4” x 5-1/4” , Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, Early Espresso3-3/4” x 5”, Water Color Paper 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
Accessories:  Fine Art Misting Bottle* (not SU), small plastic lid or plastic coated paper plate, Aqua Painter
Step by Step Instructions Water Color Wash Technique:

Fill Fine Art Misting Bottle with tap water, spray Water Color Paper 2-3 times just until damp.  If your water puddles or pools, remove excess by gently blotting with a paper towel.  Do NOT rub or run fingers across the paper as it will change the effect of the wash technique.

Add 1-2 droplets of Bashful Blue Re-Inker to plastic lid/plate you are using as a palette.  Mist Re-Inker with water to dilute, pick up with water filled aqua painter and brush long strokes onto damp water color paper.  If paper is dry, your brush strokes will drag… simply mist again.

Repeat step 2 using the Baja Breeze Re-Inker overlapping but not blending the two colors on the Water Color Paper.

Allow to dry… this will only take a few moments unless your home is damp… you can speed up this process with a heat tool if desired.

Ink and stamp grass image from inspired by nature stamp set using Wild Wasabi Classic Ink.  Ink/Stamp multiple times until you are happy with the grassy appearance.  TIP:  If you place the inked image onto the dry water color paper and drag it towards the bottom, you will get more of a “wispy” image.

Ink and stamp sentiment with Early Espresso Classic Ink, and stamp on the upper right corner.

Assemble layers and you’re done…
a very quick card using the Water Color Wash Technique!

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