Hi Stampers! Today's card started out as a simple card using Stampin' Up's Watercolor Crayons.
When I was stamping the card for the second time, my stamp was a bit dry and I wasn't getting the intense color I wanted.
First, I “painted” the stamp with my aquapainter filled with water to wet the stamp. This enables your watercolor crayon to glide more easily and to get a better application of color. Then, I went back and added more water so it will re-moisten the crayon and stamp a good image.
When I was filming the video, it wasn't as wet as I wanted, so I grabbed my Shimmer Mist (recipe at the end of the post) and sprayed my stamp.
I was pleasantly surprised to get a beautiful, shimmery image when I stamped it! Woohoo! View the video to see how this all came together.
What would this be called? Shimmery Watercolor Crayons? I'm lovin' it!
- Watercolor Trio Stamp Set: 117050 Wood Mount $22.95, 120084 Clear Mount $16.95
- Watercolor Crayons (page 154 of the Stampin' Up catalog)
- 103954 Aquapainters
- 102028 Confetti White Cardstock
- 105117 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
- 105216 Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
- 105218 Apricot Appeal Ink Pad
- 105124 Apricot Appeal Cardstock
- 103220 Creamy Caramel Ink Pad
- 101610 Stampin' Sponges
- 104152 Paper Cutter
- 104154 Cutting and Scoring Blade Refill
- 114890 Matchbox Die for the 113439 Big Shot with 113478 Extended Cutting Pads
- 116806 Champagne Shimmer Paint**
To make the Shimmer Mist, fill a bottle with Rubbing Alcohol and add a few drops of Shimmer Paint to it. It's not an exact science. Start with a couple drops, spray and see if it's enough shimmer for you. Want more shimmer? Add more paint!
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