Hi There Stampers!
Today I had a chance to play with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground. Its a
super thick paint that I layered onto a piece of white cardstock. When I first saw
this technique, someone was using Distress Oxide inks to paint their stamped images
but I didn't have those so I actually added some of my PearlEx Powders to acrylic
shimmer paint and this is what I came up with! I would've liked to have more tones to
add depth (like you could get with multiple colors of ink/paint) but I felt like it still worked
out ok this way.
After adding the black DS Ground Paint, I used my Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad
in Silver Fox to stamp my selected images.
Here is a pic of the stamp set I used. It came in my Monthly Card Kit from
Simon Says Stamp. Its called Look For The Rainbow. I adore the great line art
flowers in this set - perfect for painting and coloring!
I stamped my Hello greeting in the same ink but had to do it multiple times in order for
the painted paper to absorb the next layer of ink I was trying to lay down. A stamping
platform was the only way to go for this part. I used my handy Tim Holtz platform today.
Here is a look at the stamp set that I grabbed the Hello from. Its called Greetings from
Ranger - its in the LetterIt line of stamps. They're so nice for bold statements.
A few drops of my Nuvo Crystal Drops in the shade of Ivory Seashell. A piece of patterned paper from Avery Elle (The Harvest Collection) and my card was complete.
Its always fun to try something new. I hope this inspires you to grab a technique you've seen or liked on social media and give it a try for yourself - you may find you have a great time trying out something different ;)
Have a great weekend! Thanks for looking!