Wednesday, October 30, 2019

faux watercolor stamping techniques with neat & tangled

Do you have a stamping technique that makes you happy every time you do it? Maybe it's hard to pick just one but I think my favorite might be this faux watercolor technique!
I love this technique because it is so easy and I'm always happy with the results!

Here's what you need...
  • an outline stamp (I especially love florals like the Neat & Tangled Heartfelt Thanks)
  • water reactive inks like Distress or Distress Oxide
  • a spray bottle with clean water
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • watercolor cardstock
And here's how you do it...

  • ink up stamp with a couple of colors (make sure to apply inks lightest to darkest)
  • mist stamp generously with water and stamp onto watercolor cardstock (and leave stamp in place on MISTI)
  • let cardstock dry or heat set to speed up the process
  • clean stamp (without removing from MISTI), ink with black and stamp over the dried faux watercolor 

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Have a great day!

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Esther Asbury said...

Such a pretty card - love your faux watercoloring!

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful card!! Great coloring!!

Sue D said...

Pretty results with this technique.

Connie said...

Hi Carly :) I love the whimsical stamping you did with the sunflower!!! It's another "new to me" technique that thanks to you I'll be trying soon! Thank you for inspiring me :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Have to try this technique.
It looks so pretty.
thanks for sharing

Heather said...

How fun!! I'm definitely going to have to try this sometime!!