Saturday, March 8, 2014

Basic Training

Michele from Stuff by Belle here today and I am going to share a technique I just recently learned from stamping phenom Hermine over at Viva Las Vegastamps!

You only need a few things to create a beautiful stamped image that looks like it was watercolored.

A base (I choose a tag), a stamp (I chose a harlequin background stamp from VLVS!), water color crayons and a spray bottle.

Select the colors you would like to use.  You can use as few or as many as your creativity demands.

Color your stamp.  I just randomly laid the different colors wherever my heart desired.

Spray some water directly on the stamp where you colored.  Now I would recommend a couple of practice stamps so you can get the feel for how much water to spray.  Too little and you won't get an even stamp and too much and you will have a drippy mess...

This is what my stamp looked like after I sprayed my water.

Press evenly on your base.

And viola!  I like to dry right away with my heat gun so I don't have drips.

I finished my tag off with a couple more stamped images, all from VLVS!.  Party hat, stars, and whimsical owl.  I did some additional water color painting using my distress markers and a watercolor pen.

Some burlap twine, May Arts chevron ribbon, UmWow Studio everyday speech bubble chip and flair from the yellow and grey set and a sentiment stamp from the Tim Holtz hashtag stamp set.

I hope I have inspired you to try some watercolor stamping!  Please share a link to your creation in the comments, I would love to see it!!

Until next month...


  1. I am definitely going to try this. i don't have watercolor crayons but I'm thinking my gelattos will give the same results.