Watercolor Trio Stamp Set with Shimmery Watercolor Crayons -video

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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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