Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A watercolour with collage stamp

Just for fun today, I tried a watercolour technique.  Probably the simplest one, where you use ink pads or drops of ink on an acrylic stamp block, spritz with water (I used an aqua painter to add my water) and lay your card stock sheet on top and let the magic happen!  I saw this on a Magenta stamps site and I have some of this company's beautiful stamps that I thought might be a creative and quick image to stamp in black over the dried watercolour art that your acrylic block created!
I don't know if you can see in the photo, but i happened to use the raised "grid" side of an acrylic block and I like how the inks pooled in the grid and you can see the grid lines.
 I don't see a name on the packaging of the stamp that I used, but it has this product # C09231-M .  I am pretty sure that I purchased this one from Ellen Hutson, but when I visit friends and family in Montreal, I usually try to go to a local stamp shop and take a peek at the Magenta stamps :)  I know that you can also now order directly from Magenta here.
This was so easy and I am so, so pleased with the outcome that I will be making some more of these ...today!  On my first card, I used PTI Aqua Mist, 
SU Marina Mist and Starfruit.  The other colour combination that I used was Aqua Mist and SU Calypso Coral.  Here's a pic of a small group that I made in less than an hour.  The Aqua combo matted on the black card stock layer was misted with Mr. Huey's Blizzard mist...crazy sparkly! Thanks for taking a peek!
ETA : I was a selection on the Magenta Style blog for this
Thank You!


  1. Oh Chriss these are lovely ... that stamp is just perfect for the technique and I love the framing!

  2. I'm in complete awe of this card! The watercolor effect alone would have been neat and so would the collage, but putting them together is amazing! And I could see the grid lines when I clicked on the photo...love that, too.

  3. Such pretty cards Chris. Love the watercolor background technique.

  4. I like it that I have inspired you to use this easy and fun technique!
    Your cards turned out beautiful.
    Love the effect of the grids too!

  5. They are great indeed... have to try and stamp with a grid block...


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