Saturday, July 9, 2011

stamping with crayons...

This is a technique that has been around in the stamping world for a LONG time, but it is a fun one! Today we are going to but a Creative Inspirations Paint twist on this oldie but goodie.

What you need:
Creative Inspirations Paint
Tooth pick or paint brush (for scooping paint)
Small  empty water misting bottle
Water
Water misting bottle with water
Stamp (bold works best)
Water soluble crayons (Watercolor crayons)
Paper
 Step 1: Scoop some CI paint out of the jar, and into your mister bottle.  The amount needed will very depending on what effect you are going for, so feel free to experiment to find the "perfect" amount of paint for you.

 Step 2: add water to the mister bottle. Again, the amount is of water added is up to you and your preferences.

 Step 3:  lightly mist your chosen stamp with a little bit of water. You don't want to over saturate it, so either spray from a distance, or spray the water into the air and run your stamp through the mist a few times. (Like you spray perfume into the air and walk through it)

 Step 4: color. Yup, use your water soluble crayon, and color directly onto the stamp. (this is why you needed a little moisture on the stamp to begin with). Try using more than one color... this technique blends things beautifully. If the crayons aren't coloring well on your stamp, try spritzing on a bit more water.

 Step 5: mist your stamp with your home made CI spray.  Again, you don't want to over do it, or you will end up with a wet puddle on your page, but you don't need to be afraid of it either.

 You can see the colors already starting to blend, and the shimmer floating around....

 Step 6: Stamp. 

Step 7: carefully lift stamp off the paper and allow image to dry.

 Keep in mind that the image will most likely not be perfect... this is the nature of watercolor stamping... it adds to the beauty and individuality of the piece. 

enjoy!
~Kassi

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