There are many ways to achieve a watercolored look on your handmade cards using Catherine Pooler Inks and water. The Reverse Stamp Stamping Technique shown in this video is one of the easiest!
Question left on my YouTube Channel:
Can you explain how you are pushing the stamp with a color of ink on the stamp into the ink pad and not concerned about the ink pad being ruined? This is something I don't understand.
Answer: Great question…a few tips:
- barely overlap the colors, so that the colors only meet on the very edge of the ink pad.
- ink the lighter color first. If you ink yellow first, then dark green, the yellow is too light to contaminate the dark green ink color. If you did dark green first, the dark green would show up on your yellow ink pad.-
- choose colors that are next to each other on the rainbow. a yellow and orange will play together better if mixed on the edge of an ink pad over purple and yellow.
- if you get too much of another color on your ink pad, gently wipe it off with a clean paper towel and re-ink your ink pad.
The back of the flower stamp from the Zen Feather stamp set has a good sized surface area to stamp with. This is a great technique and stamp size to play with to see what kinds of different looks you can get. I hope you will try it out!
Long border stamps like the ones found in the Strolling Borders Stamp Set are perfect for covering the entire length of your card with color. A simple greeting and a few heart stamps is all you need to finish it off!
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The Background Textures Stamp Set contains four rectangle stamps that are perfect for the Reverse Stamp Stamping Technique! Use one on a card to ground your sentiment and images, or create a whole row across the front of your card.
This card was finished off with a thank you sentiment from the Simple Greetings Dies, the Love Grows Here Stamp Set and the Scroll Border Die.
This might be my favorite…flip the feather stamp over, ink, spritz with water and stamp. Add more water if you choose to get those colors moving even more for a gorgeous effect! Finish off with a simple sentiment and some sequins for a stunning card to send to a friend or loved one.
What stamps do you have in your stash that you can use with this technique tonight?