Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Distressed Watercolor Tutorial

Hello fellow stampers!  It's Beth Norman here with a Distressed Watercolor tutorial for you.  I love the soft look of this technique, and it goes so well with the Poppies, Large that I used for my background.  The sentiment was embossed in white over top of paper that was sponged in the Distress Inks that I used for the background.   Always Hope is an August release, and you can purchase it at 15% off, along with all August release stamps until August 8th.

Supplies:  Rubberstamp with large open areas, Distress Inks, embossing buddy, white embossing powder, heat gun, VersaMark, paint brush, watercolor paper, small paint brush, non stick mat

On the smooth side of the watercolor paper, rub your embossing buddy over the entire surface
Generously apply VersaMark over the entire surface area of your stamp

Stamp out your image onto the watercolor paper
Sprinkle embossing powder over top of the watercolor paper.  Shake off embossing powder

Use your heat gun to emboss the image

Press your Distress Inks onto your non stick mat and gently sprtiz with water

Dip your finger into the lightest colour of distress ink and, in a pouncing motion, apply color to your watercolor paper

Continue to add your desired colours to the images as desired
Using a small paint brush, deepen colours in the areas you wish to make darker

My stamp only required a variety of reds and pinks.  You can use a wide variety of colours on your image.