If you want to use dye inks instead of permanent black inks to stamp images for watercolor techniques, I’ve got a video that will show you how. You’ll get more variety in your watercolored images when you can expand your ink choices this way, and impress your friends with your talent. The good news is that the technique is simpler than you might expect!
I’ve used the Birthday Blooms set again, as it’s my favorite floral for coloring. Here’s the finished card:
Stunning, isn’t it?!
If the shading and contouring in the floral image excites you, but you don’t feel confident that you can do something this lovely, you’ll be surprised that the video below can really teach you how!
The image was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock (101910), which is a must-have for this technique. Whisper White cardstock absorbs dye inks, and begins to pill quickly when used with wet coloring techniques. With Shimmery White, the water stays more on the surface, so you can add a lot of water without degrading the cardstock. The extra bonus is that your artwork will have subtle shimmery flecks that can be seen when the angle of light is just right. Your friends and family are going to think you’re a genius!
The other cardstocks are Fresh Fig (144242), Very Vanilla (101650), and Thick Very Vanilla (144237). If you’ve shied away from using Whisper White and Very Vanilla for your card bases because they’re flimsier than our colored cardstocks, you’ll love the Thick Cardstocks. They’re hefty enough to provide a solid base for all the weight of layers and embellishments.
The Stitched Shape Framelits (145372) were used to cut the background square for the hand-cut flower. The inks used are Fresh Fig (144082) plus a Fresh Fig Marker (2017 In Color Collection-144033), Cajun Craze (126965), Crushed Curry (131173), and Old Olive (126953). You’ll also need an Aqua Painter (103954) without any water in the barrel.
Enough description, here’s the video.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think of this technique video! You know your comments keep me inspired to create more great videos and card samples!
Now it’s your turn to try it! Get into to your craft room, and try the awesome Watercolor Technique from the video, with images stamped in Dye Inks!