This is technique which was highlighted in our demonstrator publication Stampin’Up! Impressions a few months ago – on no I’ve just checked the article and it was a YEAR ago! Oh well at least I get around to trying out things eventually!!!! I’ve also had this stamp set – Always Elegant, sitting in my pile waiting to be “christened ” too – it’s not waited quite as long to be inked up!
Basically you mist spray a piece of watercolour paper with water.
Stamp your image in Stampin’Up! classic ink onto the dampened paper, don’t panic the colour is meant to bleed into the paper. I used Pool Party as my first ink impression in the sample above. You can see the halo effect created by the ink bleeding outwards.
Wait for the paper to dry.
Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig restamp the image using a darker shade of coordinating ink.
Think about what stamps you have in your collection that you could use this technique with and have some fun! There is nothing like experimenting for a bit of fun and discovery!
I roughed up the edges of my piece using the distressing tool and then sprayed it with Precious Platinum shimmer paint mixed up in a bottle with rubbing alcohol. Smooch Spritz would give a similar effect.
It was matted onto Pool Party card and then onto folded Island Indigo card. Some paper piercing using the matt pack and paper piercer along with the stamped sentiment finishes it all off.
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I’ll be back online realtime soon, once I get back from my 30th anniversary honeymoon! I’ve had these posts scheduled to come up while I am away.
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