Waves of Inspiration Watercolor Background

Here is another fun watercolor card to try for World Watercolor Month. What better stamp set to. use to celebrate watercoloring than the Waves of Inspiration stamp set? Today’s card has both a watercolor background and another technique where a Water Painter Brush is used to pull the ink color from the edge of the image after stamping and pull it into the center to fill in the color. I’m not sure if there is a name for this technique.

Paper Dimensions:

  • Basic White Card Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ Scored at 4 1/2″
  • Tahitian Tide 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 1″ x 3″

For the background, first spritz water onto the Fluid 100 paper then use a Water Painter brush to add color. Tahitian Tide to the bottom half and Balmy Blue to the top. It’s okay to have some lighter or some darker areas. I just squeeze the closed ink pad to get some ink to transfer onto the lid and then pick up the ink from the lid with the brush. Add a little water to the ink for a lighter color.

For the bird, don’t do any spritzing. Not on the paper or on the inked stamp. Ink up the image using Stampin’ Spot Ink Pads or the corner of a full sized pad. I used a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker for the birds bill. Huff on the image and then apply to the paper. Immediately, use a detailed Water Painter to pull the ink from the outlines into the center of the image. Wipe the brush with a paper towel between colors. The ink on the bird got a bit dry before I finished so I picked up a little of the Basic Gray ink with the brush and carefully added it to the bird.

Stamp the large wave and greeting with Tuxedo Black and adhere the layers. The bird is popped up with dimensionals.

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