Stamped watercolor isn’t just for AI stamps, did you know that?? You can use the techniques (see more of them HERE) anytime – with lots of different stamps. And in today’s video I’ll show you how to change up a complex image and simplify it by being selective about coloring!
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I’m using the new Bunnies and Robin stamp set from the new Colorado Craft Company release – check the whole thing out over at Ellen’s or at Colorado Craft Company!
I’ll be using Tombow markers but you can use other brands of waterbased markers to do the same kind of thing. A MISTI or other stamp positioning tool is a must for this though!
This was the first coloring; it came out very busy! Possibly softer colors in the tree might have made it better, I don’t know. But the fact I didn’t like it much made me think of the second idea! (Yes, I don’t always enter an art project knowing what the teaching lesson will be!)
I simplified it the second time – leaving out a bunch of the leaves and flowers, and even the bird’s feet so he’s fluttering in! (His feet are ginormous compared to his body so I kinda like it that he’s flying!
The stamp set has a single bunny, a pair of bunnies, and a single bird – so I made a little scene for a super-CASE card – even stamped the sentiment in two colors using the Tombow markers! This will be a video short out there on social media later today.
What stamps do you think you’ve got that would work with this technique?
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- Bunnies and Robin, Colorado Craft Company: EH – CCC
- Other new release stamps:
- Arches Cold Press Paper EH – BLICK
- Tombow markers
- MISTI Stamping Tool, My Sweet Petunia
- Mini MISTI Stamping Tool, My Sweet Petunia
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 EH – BLICK – AMZ
These are so adorable!
Adorable cards and always love your techniques.
Awesome cards Sandy. I have seen you do this technique before but it hits me just today, the simplifying of the scene! I have a winterscene and there are some things I don’t like on the scene so I hardly use the stamp. But by stamping it in the way you showed today I don’t have to do difficult things like wiping off ink and than wipe to much or to little, I think you get the picture. I have to try this when I have my winter/Christmas stamps out.
Thank you so much for this great video and post, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
Love these bunnies and the bird! Delightful designs and awesome cards!