Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Water Color: Inks and Paper

Today's post is about inks and paper.  The colors on this flower were added with an AquaPainter - which means the image was watercolored.  You can certainly use a regular paintbrush, but I like the control I get with the tips of the aquapainter. And the clean up with them is super easy.

Of course when you apply color with water you don't want the image to smear.  So the image must either be stamped in a non-water soluble ink such as Staz-On  or heat embossed.  On this card I heat embossed. I stamped the image in Black Ink and used Clear embossing powder. The added advantage of heat embossing is that it really makes the image "pop".

Use watercolor paper!  Watercolor paper is more porous and accepts the extra liquid better.  If you try to watercolor on standard white cardstock the water tends to bead up.

Other project details:
On a different note I'm happy to announce the winner of the Mystery Hostess Drawing we did last month.  The winner is Carole M. from Dousman.  Congratulations Carole. Watch for details soon about another Mystery Hostess event.

Happy Stamping


Shirl said...

Very pretty!

(in Canada)

Katie Johnson said...

Thanks - these are the new In Colors and I think I'm really going to like this color combination.