Today I’m sharing a fun technique that you can use with your stencils! This technique creates a faux watercolor effect – dreamy and soft but still vibrant and interesting.
For this card, I used the new Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmos stencil and my Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks. Because the inks are dye-based, they work perfectly for this technique!
I started out by ink blending three cosmoses on watercolor paper. I used a water brush with a small amount of water to blend the ink and gently pull it out a bit from the inked area in order to get the effect of the watercolor bleeding out from the design into the background.
I let the panel dry completely and then went back in with a bit of the ink on a tiny paintbrush and added just a few details back in so that the image didn’t get too washed away.
Once everything was dry, I trimmed down the panel and stamped my sentiment. I added a few dewdrops for a bit of shine and mounted the panel on a card base using foam adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed this project and that you’ll try this technique! It’s a lot of fun and the results are just fantastic!
Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!