Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tulip Row

Hi Stampers,
I know spring has come and gone but I thought this Tulip Row stamp would look great water colored. I decided to water color with my Copic markers instead of a regular water color medium or a water based marker. The card below shows what a great effect you can get using alcohol based markers as your coloring medium. And you can use card stock, no need for water color paper. You can do this technique with any of the great Art Impressions watercolor stamps and the results will look just like you water colored the image.

First color your image with the Copic marker color(s) of your choice. Don't worry if the marker ink dries out, the color is still on the rubber. After I colored the stamp directly with the markers, I took a mini mister, filled it with rubbing alcohol, (or you can use a fine mist spritzer) and spritzed the rubber stamp. Next I stamped the image on card stock and I got this beautiful water color effect. Easy and quick.Make sure to clean your stamp to remove the alcohol and the alcohol marker, as these can have a drying effect on the rubber. I just use a wet paper towel and your stamp will be ready for your next project.

Give this a try with those Copic's you have, on those Art Impressions water color stamps in your stash. You will be very pleased with the outcome, I'm sure.

Copic Markers - YG45, YR61
Card stock -Bronze, Brown, Peach and Greenish Blue.
Spellbinder Dies: S4-305 
Heartfelt Creations Border Die - HCD702
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