I am having a lot of fun trying all sorts of watercolour techniques at the moment. This is one of the easier ones and only takes a minute to do, but the effects are no less pleasing.
1. Ink up the flower image in Crushed Curry ink, then use a Tangerine Tango marker to colour the middle of the stamp.
2. Spritz your stamp with water and get it fairly wet. You don't want soaking, but you don't want damp either!
3. Stamp on Shimmer White cardstock and hold it down for a few seconds, allowing the ink that has pooled on the stamp to soak in.
4. Let this dry completely before finishing your card.
You may be wondering why I used Shimmery White card and not watercolour paper. Well, let me tell you! As much as I love the SU watercolour paper, it is heavily textured and not a true white. Whisper White card is too thin and tends to warp when it gets too wet. I wanted a white card that would withstand a fair amount of water. Shimmery White card fits the bill perfectly. The bonus, of course, is the subtle shimmer on the card afterwards.
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