Because I Care: Watercolor Paper Technique

I’ve found myself using this Because I Care stamp set quite a bit lately (see some recent projects). I pulled it out once again to use at my Latest & Greatest Idea Blitz on Saturday, and everyone got to make this card with the new Marina Mist and Pacific Point colors.

For the hydrangea watercolor technique, we used the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper.  The paper has a really nice rag feel that absorbs water and holds onto the colors for a really nice effect.

because i care watercolor paper techniqueThe two hydrangeas here are two different techniques.

For the one on the right, we spritzed the Watercolor Paper with water 1-2 times.  Then we used the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker to color on the flower part of the stamp and the Wild Wasabi Marker to cover the stem, then stamped on the damp Watercolor Paper.

For the sample on the left, we spritzed the Watercolor Paper 3-4 times to get a really damp paper.  Then we colored and stamped to get a really diffused image without any definition.  After letting the paper dry for a minute or two, we inked the stamp again with the markers and stamped again right over the first image.  This adds the crisp image lines over the top of the soft color wash.

Finally, we added a piece of the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, tied a knot with the Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and touched a few places with the Moonlight Smooch Accent Ink.

If you haven’t seen the Smooch Accent Ink in person, you’re going to want to check it out!  Moonlight is a soft vanilla iridescent that’s fairly opaque.  The Top Coat in the catalog is a translucent iridescent that doesn’t cover up any of your color but rather just adds shine.

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Stamps: Because I Care
Ink: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
Paper: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Watercolor Paper, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Smooch Accent Ink Moonlight, 1/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon,

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2 thoughts on “Because I Care: Watercolor Paper Technique”

  1. Meg – this is absolutely amazing! I love that stamp, just ordered it yesterday. I can’t wait to give this a try.

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