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Monday, March 31, 2014

MIM # 158 Stamping with Water Color Mediums

The new challenge this week on Make It Monday is about using water color mediums on our stamps.
I used the same stamp set as Heather.
I must admit to trying several different things and nothing looked very good.
I am wondering if it is just the obscure look of the watercolor that I don't like,
or if I just don't do it right.
I settled for this one...I used distress markers directly on the stamp,
spritzed my water color paper then laid the stamp down...
you can see that it bled quite a bit...then I remembered that anyplace there is water,
the distress marker will run to it.
So I inked it up again and stamped it on the now damp paper...
now it gives the softer effect of watercolor, but you can clearly see it is a flower.
I am calling this good!
paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock. PTI white, black
stamp: Wildflower Garden
Inks:  distress markers: crushed olive, worn lipstick, wild honey
dies:  Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle mat
Thanks for taking a look
have a super week
Heart Hugs,


  1. What a pretty soft look you achieved, very textured, lovely. Di.

  2. What a pretty soft look you achieved, very textured, lovely. Di.

  3. cool idea to wet the paper - pretty card

  4. Well I call 'wonderful' any happy accidents! This card is so soft and pretty, it all looks well 'planned'!

  5. I think you're too hard on yourself Colleen...I think it turned out beautifully! It's definitely a flower, and it's bright and cheery, so all's good! :0)

  6. So soft and pretty! You achieved a fabulous look...well done!

  7. I love this soft look, very pretty watercolor!

  8. I love water colors ...and your is beautiful! Nicely framed too!

  9. Beautiful water coloured flowers! Turned out fabulous!

  10. I have the same problem, Colleen! This looks much better than anything I've come up with! I think I must be too heavy handed with the water. This turned out really pretty!

  11. I love the soft edges of the leaves & flower - watercoloring is definitely not a technique that you can control the outcome, but that is the beauty of it!

  12. Your card is lovely! I like the watercoloring effect!

  13. Love how this turned out, Colleen! I really like double stamping with watercoloring so the top image shows a clearer image with the softness beneath & you captured it beautifully!


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