Water Coloring with Ink Pads

Today’s technique is water coloring with your Stampin’ Up! ink pads

The supplies need to do this technique are:

An ink pad – Shop here

An Aqua Painter #103954

Glossy Paper # 101910

Start by pressing down on the lid of your ink pad while closed this will create a pool of ink on the lid

Ink pool padOnce you have done that you can pick up the color with your aqua painter and water color on the glossy card stock

I didn’t have any glossy paper on hand so I used vellum which also has a slick surface

Watercolor on vellumThe more water you use the more it will flow together and blend the colors

Here is a technique by Carrie Cudney of Stampin’ Up! this technique can be used the same way as above

Try this technique and tell me what you think!

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I Love the Colors…

I was inspired my another Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo294SketchI love the colors in the card I made and I think it turned out well

I had a lot of fun with the water coloring work I did on the flower.

Mojo Monday 294 WM

I took my time on this one and just had fun.

The colors I used were:

Elegant Eggplant

Daffodil Delight

Always Artichoke


Perfect Plum

I ran the card itself through the Big Shot using Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601

I layered on Always Artichoke using the Finishing Touches Edgelit #127010

Next I layered on Perfect plum using the Finishing Touches Edgelit #127010

I also stamped the image using Bordering on Romance stamp set # 125482

I wrapped the Perfect Plum layer in 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Perfect Plum # 122987

Next I cut out the Always Artichoke piece and rounded the corners using my 1″ Circle Punch

I stamped and die cut the flower from the Secret Garden bundle  Clear mount # 131099 or Wood mount # 131100

I heat embossed the flower using Versamark ink, Elegant Eggplant ink and, Clear Embossing Powder

I water colored the flower using Perfect plum ink, water and, a paintbrush.

I also added Champagne Mist Shimmer paint (discontinued) to some of the ink mix for little spots of sparkle

I layered the flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals

The buttons are Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons with Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the center

The bow was glued on separate at the end

I also sponged the edge of the Always Artichoke piece with Perfect Plum/Champagne mist/water mix

As always if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask

Keep reaching for the Moon and please like this post

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