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Watercolor Stamping with Distress Stains by Jennifer McGuire
Clean stamp well. Dab Distress Stains directly onto stamp, being careful not to touch another color with the tip.
Give the stamp 2-3 mists of water from about a foot above.
Leaving the stamp facing up on the table. Lay a piece of watercolor paper onto the inked stamp and press around. It is will messy and splotchy and yucky at first. But never fear – it will look lovely when it dries! (You can use regular cardstock. I just like the color of watercolor paper.)
Let the piece dry or heatset it with a heatgun. If desired, stamp over the image with a Shadow Ink for a look of texture.
You can also use Distress Stains to color flowers. For a dark flower, just dab the Stain directly on the white flower to color. Mist with water heavily to blend and let dry.
If you would like a flower with shine, use Perfect Pearl Mist instead of water. Let dry.
Stains will make the flowers dark if you put them directly onto the flower. If you want a softer flower, put some Stain onto your Craft Sheet (or a piece of plastic) and add lots of water or Perfect Pearl Mix. This will “water” down the Stain, making it lighter. Then just drag the flower through the color. Let dry.
- Distress Stains (purple card: Forest Moss, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord; pink card: Fired Brick, Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo; blue card: Weathered Wood, Broken China and Faded Jeans)
- Cling Classic Fabric Design
- Basic Grey, Sweet Threads Cling Stamp, Antique from Hero Arts
- Cling Lotus Background
- ClearDesign: Special Note of Thanks
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
- Mini Mister
- Perfect Pearls Mists, Perfect Pearl
- Hero Arts Watercolor Paper White
- May Arts White Silk Ribbon 1/4"
- Hero Arts Notecards (Blush, Sea and Floral)
- Prima Craftable Flowers
ETA: Blog Candy Winner
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