Some water, please!

Hello myStamp BOX readers! Are you hot? Are you craving water? Here in Switzerland, since February, we’re having unusually hot weather. Everybody and everything is thirsty!!! So here we go, I bring you a technique that’s using some water! For your project you’ll need watercolor paper, dye inks, water (no kidding! :) ), eventually pigment powder and of course, your favorite myStamp BOX stamps! Let’s get started!

First, stamp images of your choice on watercolor paper. Here, I used Abundant Blossoms set.

Second, spray them lightly with water. You can add pigment powder for a  subtle shine. If you find that your images bleed too much, you can stop the bleeding by heating images with your trusted heat gun. Once they’re dry, you can stamp the same images over the first ones once again with a different color of ink.

Now, cut your images out and distress them with a light colored dye ink.

Now all you need to do is to add your images to your project. You can jazz them up a bit before, of course!

The sentiment is from Mention it! set. And here’s a close up:

Here’s also another card I made  earlier with this same technique but with another stamp set, Floating Leaves.

Hopefully those projects will inspire you to make some watery projects. And while you’re at it, you can also use the spray to freshen your face up a little bit. It’s hot after all! :) Happy stamping!

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  1. Jaine says:

    How absolutely beautiful Agata. I love this technique it’s so effective.

  2. Isha says:

    Beautiful card Agata. Lovely colors and great technique. TFS.

  3. Janet Zeppa says:

    Oh I love the look this technique gives!! Gorgeous!!!

  4. jill says:

    Beautiful cards, Agata…….you are amazing!! Always LOVE this technique.
    Can you send some heat to Manitoba? We are suffering from a lot of rainy, cold weather. We need some heat to make our crops grow………..and dry up the huge puddles in the fields.

  5. Sue Sykes says:

    Great technique, Agata!

  6. Jolene says:

    I use these inks to watercolor “paint” sometimes, but I never just mist and let it do the work. The finished effect is so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  7. linda abadie says:

    This is amazing! what a great technique

  8. Allison says:

    Stunning cards Agata! Love the effect the water gives your images!

  9. gladys says:

    beautiful! love the effect on this card! :)

  10. Tiffany says:

    WOW, Agata! These are both stunning, such remarkable colors with those inks!

  11. rebecca keppel says:

    I LOVE these! The stamping technique is awesome and the cards are perfection!!

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