Tips for Watercolouring Background Stamps

July 2, 2019

Hello!!! Today I wanted to share with you what I have learned about watercolouring large background stamps. This stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Gerbera Daisies. I hope these tips help you!!!

1. Use a stamp positioner tool. I find this is easier than putting the paper on top and pressing down especially if you are stamping on watercolour paper . It may take you a few tries.

2. Use embossing powder. The raised edges keeps the watercolour from spreading.

3. This tip I just learned from another cardmaker. I don’t know why I never did this. It makes it so much easier. Keep the picture of the stamp near by for reference especially if you are doing no line watercolouring.

4. I used liquid watercolour paints for the background above. I would apply the paint the same using watercolour pans. I wet the area first with clean water. I load my brush with paint and then tap it on a piece of paper towel. I apply paint at the top of the area. The paint will spread to the areas that you wet with clear water. Once dry you can go over with more paint if needed.

5. Make sure the area beside where you want to paint is dry. I often work in different spots not connected. That will avoid cross contamination.

6. Keep a sheet of paper towel handy to blot excess paint. If you make a mistake take a brush with clean water go over the spot and blot with paper towel.

7. Have fun!!!

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