Stampers’ Q&A: How Do I Get Shading and Dark, Intense Color When Watercoloring? Video

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Stampers' Q&A

Your burning stamping questions…answered!

 How Do I Get Shading and Dark, Intense Color When Watercoloring?

When I watercolor using Stampin' Up Ink Pads and Blender Pens, I like to have my matching re-inkers on hand.  When you squeeze the lid of the closed ink pad to get your color palette, sometimes the color isn't quite as dark as you would like.

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That's when I add a drop of the re-inker to my lid to get a puddle of intense color.  Dip your Blender Pen into the puddle and color away!

Caution:  It is a bit harder to clean out the tip of your Blender Pen when you dip it straight into the puddle of re-inker.  Just keep scribbling your tip on scratch paper until it is coloring clear.  Don't push down too hard, though, because you will wreck your Blender Pen tip.

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I loooove how this card turned out!  I hope you like it, too! 

I sponged the edges of all the cardstock layers with Soft Suede Ink, stamped the background with the Woodgrain Stamp, and sprayed a bit of Log Cabin Smooch Spritz on it.

For the Build-a-brad, I stamped a piece of Kraft Cardstock with the Rosemary stamp from Herb Expressions stamp set, punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch, adhered it to the brad, and placed the sticky “glass” piece on top.  Build-a-brad video tutorial here.

Supplies:

  • 113224 Herb Expressions stamp set $32.95
  • 117100 Woodgrain Stamp $17.95 
  • 115657 Soft Suede Ink Pad $5.95
  • 115658 Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad $5.95
  • 115664 Rich Razzleberry Re-Inker $2.95
  • 115316 Rich Razzleberry Cardstock $5.50
  • 102277 Old Olive Ink Pad $5.95
  • 100702 Old Olive Cardstock $5.50
  • 107070 Kraft Cardstock $7.50
  • 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz $5.95
  • 104390 1/2″ Circle Punch $5.95
  • 109128 Build-a-brads $9.95
  • 102845 Blender Pens $9.95
  • 101610 Stampin' Sponges $3.50

Do you have a stampin' question that you would like me to answer?  E-mail me what it is and you might see a future Stampers' Q&A on it!

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