Upon receiving the stamp set "Cosmo" by Technique Tuesday I found myself intimidated by the floral stamp and put it aside. Then later in the week I came across a watercolor brush that I had previously purchased on a whim. With the exception of water coloring as a child, it was something I hadn’t yet explored. I started pulling up some videos on the process and came across one using a water based stamp pad and the water brush, it looked simple enough so I gave it go.
This turned out to be a simple, fun, cost effective and a beautiful approach to making a card. I am really pleased with how the cards shown below have turned out. I started by stamping the floral image onto 140lb water color paper with Memento Tuxedo Blank ink and then colored with Stampin’ Up ink. The first two cards were colored with Lavender Lace and the final card was YoYo Yellow. There is also a touch of Only Orange in the center of the flowers. To apply the color I stamped the ink pad on a clear acrylic stamp block, dipped my water brush and applied to the paper. The Memento ink was not completely dry which allowed it to bleed into the color allowing a shading effect. I am now in search of more stamps that I can apply this technique to.
You can also see my first ever YouTube video, it the cloring of the first card.