Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Water Stamped Medallion

I saw a beautiful technique while scrolling on Pinterest and just had to give it a try. It was a video from Blitsy Crafts. The purple color and use of bg stamp made me think about making an anniversary card for my daughter and son in law. I made their invitations using the Medallion stamp 
Here's the anniversary card I made for them.
Stamps: Medallion, French Script, Wonderful Words, Small Script Paper: Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Brushed Silver, Watercolor, White, Patterns Pack dp, Book page Paper Size: A7 Ink: Versamark, TH Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves Accessories: Rhinestones, Spritzer, Lace, Silver Ep, Paintbrush, Sizzix #10 Flourish, Stampin' Dazzle Silver Marker, MS Punches~Hydrangea and Frond, Markers: Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss Techniques: Water Stamping, Tearing, Embossing, Spatter, Direct To Paper

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     I didn't take any pictures as I made it so I went back and made another panel to use on another card. (Pardon my messy hands~summer is the time when my passions collide as I'm spending lots of time with my hands in the dirt as I garden!) It starts with a piece of watercolor paper and a Distress Ink pad.
You're going to ink directly onto the paper til the whole piece is covered.

Here's the wet piece!
I took my heat gun to dry it before the next step.

Use a spritzer to "ink up" your stamp with water.

You want it nice and wet but not so soaked that you lose the detail. This is probably slightly wetter than I wanted.

Lay it onto your paper and press firmly, holding in place to make sure you get a good saturation of the water. 

Here's a closeup of the finished card. I used some marker to add some detail back in to the waterstamping.

I also used a wet brush to spatter some water drops and also shook a silver marker over it for silver spatter to match my silver embossing and silver paper accents.

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