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Snipin’ Sisters Try Watercoloring

The best day of the week is when the Snipin’ Sisters get to create cards together.  Monday was just such a day.  In addition to the ‘card in a card’ we featured in Monday’s blog, we also had fun with with our stamp pads and paintbrushes.

I can’t express enough how easy and fun using a bit of water with our inks and some favorite stamps can be.  If you liked coloring as a kid you will love this process. I use both watercolor paper and card stock.  Watercolor paper colors best, but stamped ink adheres to card stock best. Experiment with each to see which you prefer.    I use black Stazon ink for  stamping an image as it is waterproof, but any waterproof ink should be fine.  The process then is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Stamp your image on the paper of your choice.
  2. Wet your brush and dip it into the ink pad
  3. Paint away!

Watercoloring is a very forgiving medium.  Paint a little outside the lines, no problem.  Watercolor is supposed to look that way.  Too much water, let a dry brush soak up as much water as you wish.   The hardest part— deciding the colors you want to use.

We encourage  you try this idea.  It’s SO fun!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sharon

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