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Today I decided to try something new.   Recollections water-color markers with my stamps.  I have never actually used water colors or the water color markers.  I have seen work that I think is beautiful where people have used them.  It made me want to try. I bought these markers at Michael’s Craft Store using a 50% off coupon which made them a good deal for a first timer like me.  I love flowers and butterflies.  I took out one of my favorite butterfly stamps and went to town coloring.  That is when things went south lol.

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OH DEAR! DON’T LAUGH!! okay you can laugh. I admit I did. lol

 

I butchered the poor pretty butterfly,  but I didn’t give up!!!  I washed my stamp off and tried again after watching a few tutorials.  I was determined to make a pretty butterfly.  TRY being the keyword..  I tried two more times…  Still  I didn’t quite get it and then by the 3rd try I was thinking THAT IS CLOSER.

This was my 2nd and 3rd try.

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So off to the sink to wash my stamps I went AGAIN.

This time I sat down and tried something a bit different which seemed to work better for me. That something was wetting the stamp only and not the paper.  It gave me a better stamp. I was doing both before.  Then I tried wetting just the paper but I didn’t like how it made the paper look.  ( I was not using water-color paper) Which I know would affect it but I don’t always have that on hand.  So I just colored my stamp and used the water pen to wet the inked stamp.  This was my end result.

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In the end I tried a flower for practice.  I really do like the affect and I will continue to try to master this technique.  Helpful hints and pointers always welcome!!!! =)

Happy Weekend everyone!

Tam

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