August 22nd, 2020
This week my challenge is to use a stamp set in your collection that had not yet seen ink. If that criteria did not apply, choose a stamp set you haven’t used recently.
For me, that new un-inked stamp set was Queen Anne’s Lace. So pretty and delicate.
One of my favorite techniques to use is Watercolor Block Stamping and I thought this would provide the perfect backdrop for this floral image.
To create the color block, I pressed one half of the size “D” Block in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink (147102) and the other half in Pear Pizzazz (147104). Then I added a few squirts of water from a Stampin’ Spritzer directly on the inked block. Turning the block over, I pressed the color on to Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612). I let it to sit so that the two colors would blend and mix as the water was absorbed into the paper. It is best to leave it alone until the paper is dry. If you are impatient, you can remove the block and heat dry the paint / paper with your Heat Tool (129053). I used a Water Painter with Pear Pizzazz ink and flicked the brush to add the speckled water color dots.
Once the color block is dry, you can stamp your image.
I embossed the flower puffs first with White Embossing Powder (109132) and set it with the Heat Tool. I then, stamped the complete Queen Anne’s Lace (152607) floral over top the white embossed puffs with Shaded Spruce (147088) ink.
The image is matted with Shade Spruce (146981) card stock and mounted to a Crumb Cake (120953) card base. Linen Thread (104199) is wrapped at the stem to match the card base.
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