KISS: I’m a Lamp

This week’s ‘Keep It Simple Sunday’ (KISS) feature is this card featuring Art Impressions stamps, that I gave to a good friend who is recovering from surgery.

This card front features Art Impressions stamp sets called ‘Catastrophy’, ‘Wall Texture 5019’ and ‘Foliage Set 4051).

I’ll admit that watercolor is not my thing. I would love to be good at it but so far I haven’t been able to get the results I desire. With that said, Art Impressions stamps make water coloring simple and I learned this technique from their class last summer at Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara, California.

To make a stamp look like water color, all you need is a water based marker or ink that will run when water is applied. Color the stamp with the marker and press it to your watercolor paper. Take a water brush and go over the ink, moving the color where you want it. Any stamp will do this to an extent, but rubber stamps (as opposed to clear or photopolymer) work best for coloring directly onto the stamp with marker. Art Impressions does a much better job at explaining this than I can, so check out their YouTube channel to learn more about this technique:

The inside of this card features Art Impressions ‘Catastrophy’ set and Lawn Fawn ‘Wavy Sayings’.

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