Have you tried water colour block stamping before?
Water colour block stamping is such a fun way to create some interest to a card and you don’t need many fancy tools to achieve a gorgeous look.
You will only need a few items for water colour block stamping
You will need a stamping block -and the size will depend on how big or small you’d like the water colour “look” to be.
The other item you will need are some ink spots or re-inkers.
As I’m an independent Stampin Up! demonstrator – I will be using re-inkers.
For this project I used the brand new Sweet Sorbet – it’s an In Colour.
I also added some Blushing Bride to create the softer pink background.
It’s a good idea to have some kitchen paper towels handy -as you will need to blot the excess ink off the paper.
The other suggestion is to use shimmer paper -but you can use any water colour paper.
It’s not a good idea to use ordinary cardstock -as the ink saturation is too much for it.
Let’s get started
This is really the easiest part of all.
Drop some ink onto your block stamp and using a spritzer (oops..you will need one of these!) -lightly spray the surface of the stamp block.
Turn the block onto the paper and press down firmly.
You should see the ink move out from underneath your stamp block.
Once you see the ink move, squish it as much or as little as you choose -then lift the block and dab it dry using the paper towel.
Repeat this process as many times as you wish -using as many colours as you want.
As soon as you’re done -you can leave it to dry, or you can use a heat tool to dry it quicker.
Now you can do anything you like with this background.
In this example – I die cut out flowers and stems and placed them over the background.
I also used the new metallic ribbon in Sweet Sorbet to add some bling.
This is a very versatile way to create an interesting watercolour background using the block stamping technique.
Be sure to look out for other tips and techniques in my other blogs!
Until next time!