Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ink Swipe Medallion

I pulled out an old stampset, the Medallion, so that I could play around with another watercolor trend in card making, the Ink-Swipe technique. Today's technique was given to me by my stamping, friend, Nan (Thanks, Nan!) at our last month's Stamp Club class. She shared how to ink up your craft sheet, give it a spritz of water and then use it as a stamp pad to ink up your image. I had better luck laying down my ink on the craft sheet like she suggested, but spritzing my stamp with water instead of the craft sheet, then placing it into the ink and proceeding to stamp on watercolor paper. Just my preference, as both ways turned out great.
One of the fun things about watercolor is you're always surprised. Ink and water never produce the same results twice. I love surprises!
So glad that you stopped by!

INK: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
PAPER: 100 lb smooth watercolor paper, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
SS: Medallion (retired, but use any large stamp), Sweet Essentials (use your favorite sentiment)
PUNCHES: Petite Petals, Itty Bitty punch pack-Scallop
ACCESSORIES: Craft sheet, water spritzer, jewels-rhinestones


Andrea said...


Andrea said...

Beautiful card! awesome colors!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Thanks so much for comment, Andrea!

loyaz said...

Love this Heidi. Haven't tried this technique yet but now can see that I must. Thanks, as always, for the information and inspiration

Two Happy Stampers said...

You're sure welcome, Diane. Thanks for visiting :-)