Easy Watercolor Wash look with stamps!
This card was very similar to the make-n-take we had at Cottage Crafts on Monday and shows an easy way to create a Watercolor Wash look using the Work of Art stamp set!
- Stamps: Work of Art, A Dozen Thoughts, Thoughts & Prayers
- Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
- Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
- Accessories: Pearls, Dimensionals
I’ve tried to create a Watercolor Wash using the Aquapainter and inks but tend to have a bit of trouble getting it just right. I either have too much or too little ink and it also doesn’t work well on the Whisper White cardstock (watercolor paper is best anytime you’re using water). I love the “swoosh” image from the Work of Art stamp set and knew this would give a similar look with consistent results each time.
I found that if you stamp the tree image first, when you stamp the “swoosh” stamp on top with the Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky inks, it removes some of the Early Espresso ink and may muddy up your ink pads if you don’t clean the stamp each time.
I stamped the first “swoosh” in Pear Pizzazz and then the next three in Soft Sky, slightly overlapping each one. I wish I would have stamped the tree a bit higher but it still works 🙂 I decided after the card was put together to add the Pearls. The tiniest ones are on the tree – be sure to use the Piercing Tool to get under the adhesive when you lift the Pearls off the sheet and press firmly when placing them on the cardstock. In the pack of the Pearls, there are three strands that you can cut to the size you want, then you can add a row at the top and bottom of the card so it looks like a continuous strand.
The greeting is from a versatile stamp set called A Dozen Thoughts which has 12 different greetings for a variety of occasions. I’ve been choosing to get more of my greetings on wood blocks since I teach classes and sometimes don’t have enough of the acrylic blocks for all of the different projects. I make sure that the greetings are on the wood blocks straight so when my customers use them, they know they only have to line up the edge of the block to the edge of the cardstock to make sure the greeting is straight.
Here’s a video tutorial for this card showing step-by-step directions:
I hope you enjoyed today’s project showing how to use the Work of Art set for an easy way to create the look of a watercolor wash without actually watercoloring 🙂