The image I used I actually got by accident.. really, by accident.
I had recently received a set of Distress Markers and was getting ready to go to bed one night and thought I'd mess around with them first. I grabbed the stamp I had been working with earlier in the night to stamp some other images that I colored in.. and thought I'd directly apply the ink to the stamp and see how it turned out.
The first stamping was really what I thought it would be.. liked it.. then I thought I'd spritz it with water.. course, all my mini misters are packed up somewhere so I grabbed an empty spray bottle and filled it with water.. spritzed it and stamped.. yikes.. too much.. then I stamped it again and left it and went on to bed.
The next morning when I got up and seen the sheet of watercolor paper laying on the washer where I had left it last night and was like "wow!".. I really like the way that turned out.
These were my images from that night:
Tonight as I started to put this together.. I couldn't remember if I had spritzed the stamp a second time or just stamped it after the second stamping.. so I did it all over from beginning to end.. and not only with Distress Markers but I also used some Stampin' UP! markers as well. You could do this with any waterbased markers. I have some Tombow markers but didn't have a dark navy blue so I passed on using them.
*NOTE: I only inked the stamp once. I then stamped it then I spritzed it with water then stamped and then stamped it again for the third time.
The more the papers dry.. the softer the image looks. I stamped all these images on some 90lb watercolor paper.
Give it a try.. I would love to see what you create.. add your blog here so I can check it out as well as others.
thanks for looking ~
have a great airborne day!
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