Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Brush free watercolour

Another technique that I love to use is the brush free watercolour technique. Tim Holtz also taught this on his online 'Creative Chemistry 101' course. This is where you apply colour to your stamp, either by marker or ink pad (using water based ink), and then spritz with water (while your stamp is lying flat, stamp side up) and then quickly stamp your image onto paper (absorbent paper preferably, definitely not shiny, glossy).

Then heat the image to dry it.  As you can see you get a lovely watercolour effect as if it was you with your brush in hand that created the masterpiece :).  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear stamp set.

And then, because I loved it so much, I decided to make another one

I added a butterfly die from Tim Holtz' movers and shapers die sets. I am loving all the new dies by Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Hero Arts, I would love to be able to collect them all.  And also, Memory Box have some really beautiful ones.  Honestly this craft world is so addictable and once I get back into it I'm hooked.  I'm going to have to stop looking at all the new products coming out!!!

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Andyc said...

You are.......ha ha xxx