The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is ….
Water Colour Blocking
This stamping technique is also known as clear block stamping. By using your clear blocks, ink and a water spritzer you can create some amazing and colourful watercolour wash backgrounds. Below I have two different ways you can create watercolour backgrounds for your cards.
To make the card I scribbled the Stampin’ Write Markers on my Clear Block and spritz with water. Then stamped it on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Once dry I adhered the butterflies and added a sentiment.
For this card I used Clear Block D & B plus Bumblebee and Just Jade Classic Ink Pads. I stamped the large image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and embellished with ribbon.
To make the card I stamped the clear blocks into the ink pad and stamped them off before spritzing with water. I then stamped the spritzed blocks onto Shimmery White Card stock. Once dry I then stamped the image with Momento Black Ink and Clear embossed. I then made a bow by tying a piece of Bumblebee gingham Ribbon around a piece of open weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo.
Tips for this Technique
- Use a piercing mat (foam mat) under your stamping this helps to give a more even result.
- Spritz enough water to make the colours just start to move on your block without it running everywhere.
Now let’s go hopping …
We have … crafty Demonstrators in today’s Blog Hop. My friend Libby is next on the list …
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