Items used in this project.
I like to use hot press water color paper just because it is smoother. Stamping is easier. Although, I do use cold press at times if I want rougher images.
For the final touches I used these products.
For each of the distress oxide inks follow this procedure.
Press the ink on to your work surface( I am using a glass mat). Spritz with water. The more water you use, the more movement will be on the paper. Use a thicker paint brush and dip in to the ink. Spread the ink on to the water color paper. You can spritz the paper with more water. This will move the paint around. When your are happy with the placement of the ink, dry the area with a heat tool.
You can see here the first layer. Continue adding the same color until you are happy, drying in between each layer. Add each distress oxide color in the same manner. Remember to dry each layer!
Here you see all of the distress colors that I added.
Using a stamp platform( or a stamp block) and your first stamp, apply the distress ink directly to the stamp. Spritz the stamp with water(a light amount of water) and stamp the card.
Here you can see the watery image. More water = lighter shades of the color. You can stamp it several times to adjust the color to your liking. Continue in this manner with each stamp and ink to create your own design.
Make sure the card is completely dry. Then continue stamping the images and sentiment using VersaFine Clair inks. As you see, I matted each piece on black card
Using the black Posca pen and the gold acrylic paint, I added some spots of paint for added interest.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used. I sure hope you give it a try. Thanks for taking the time to look!