Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Technique Tuesday: Wet Watercolor Crayons

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another technique page and card sample we made at our bi-monthly Technique Class. This technique is called Wet Watercolor Crayons. Click on the photo to enlarge.

The right shows the 6 x 6" technique page, and the left is the coordinating card. Here I've used a retired leaf set, but Fall Foliage would work great for this technique as well. Color directly on the stamp with watercolor crayons and spritz the stamp lightly with water. The technique works best when stamping on watercolor paper, but it works as well with regular neutral cardstock.

Here I am highlighting the difference between stamping the image with ink (left) and using the Wet Watercolor Crayon technique (right). You can see the softer, watercolored look on the right image. This would also work well for a two-step stamped flower, giving a watercolored look to the petals of a flower.

Stamps: Autumn Leaf Prints, Fall Foliage, Wonderfully Worn BG; Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP, Apple Cider DSP; Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard; Accessories: Button, Linen thread, Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Water spritzer bottle, Scallop Trim punch, More Mustard grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sue said...

Great samples and mini-tutorial! The effect is so soft!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great technique! I forgot about this one!