Monday, August 10, 2009
Watercolor Wicking Technique
Here is another card using the From the Crypt stamp set found in the Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog. This card's focal point features a watercolor wicking technique that looks fabulous, yet is super simple. To start, stamp your image on watercolor paper using a Staz On pad. Next, paint the entire piece of cardstock with water. Then, add ink to desired areas using a paint brush or Aquapainter. Allow the water which you painted on the cardstock to do all of the work to spread the color. This is known as "wicking." For this card I squeezed my inkpad and then used the lid as my ink source. For a more intense look use ink refills. Finish by adding more colors of ink until the piece is covered.