Adding Water to your Stamped Images

I love color and I love stamping, so this technique combines the two!  Basically, you use a stamp to add ink to your paper, then maneuver the ink using a Water Painter.  If you plan ahead, you can create beautiful colors and combinations.

This is the card I created during my video.  The shapes are in the Framed Occasions stamp set.  I created the background using an image from Season of Chic.

Here is the panel I created during my Facebook live on Monday, March 27, 2023.  I'll include the video below.  

Be sure to let your panel dry completely before you stamp your focal image on it!  Then let your personal style dictate how you use the panel. 

Have lots of panels? Punch or die cut to create a flower or a garden!  This works best if your starting paper is thinner.  Here I used Basic White cardstock and Daffodil Delight ink to create another panel.  I used the large stamp from Artistically Inked, stamping several times before reinking the stamp.

Then I used the detailed flower stamp from Petal Park to create some flowers in Mango Melody.  For interest, I punched some without stamping the flower details. 

That panel was large enough for a second tag. My stamps here are from Garden Birdhouses.  The sentiment is in Season of Chic.

You could:

  • use it as a layer, as I have in most of these samples
  • die cut it
  • use a punch on it
  • layer it under or on top of another panel
Try different:

  • colors of ink
  • stamps to get the ink onto the paper
  • paper (watercolor paper for more blending, thinner paper for punch/die cutting)

Here it is as my focal point.  This depends on what stamp you're using.

Use a panel on a fun fold card.  Here's a simple easel card.

I wasn't sure what do to with this one.  It didn't work as a focal point, so I used it as a layer.

I love the bright colors here!  Sadly, both Pacific Point and Mango Melody are both retiring starting May 2, 2023, as is Queen Bee, the stamp set the flower stem is in.

I showed this panel during my video, and stamped the flower and stem details.  My collage came together using Hand-Drawn Dots, Perched in a Tree, Quiet Meadow, Desert Details and of course, my sentiment is from Go To Greetings.

I often forget to leave 'white space' in my projects.  This one is effective.  I like seeing so much of the Parakeet Party cardbase.

I saved my favorite one for last.  The placement of my stamp on the colored background was perfect!  (A happy accident if truth be told.)

Play with your Stamps, Ink and Paper!  You'll discover something new every time.

Happy Stampin'!