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.
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.
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.
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!