This is the Ombre type of the Watercolor wash technique. We used Pacific Point Re-inker and Pool Party to get the blending from dark to light. If using two shades of a color, always start with the lightest color and blend from the bottom to the top. Wet your paper completely before adding the ink. You want the colors to spread and blend.
There are different ways to do watercolor wash. I wanted you to see this style done with the re-inkers as well as the one that that is done with by stamping on wet paper.
This is a technique that we used in this months Tempting Technique class. We do one technique and use it to make three cards. This is called Water Color Wash.
You do need to use water color paper with this technique. You will need Aqua Painter Pens, dye ink pads, watercolor paper, and solid type stamps.
Using your Aqua Painter Pen, dampen all of your paper. You do not want it dripping wet, but it does need to be wet.
Ink your stamp: I used the fern from Butterfly Basics by Stampin'Up.
Stamp the stamp down on to the wet paper and let the ink run. If you need, you can pull the shape out with your Aqua Painter. You only want a suggestion but not a clear image.
Next, ink the stamp again and stamp it three times on the paper, inking the stamp each time.
Use the Aqua Painter and pull the ink from the edges of the image. Just soften the edges but keep the shape of the image.
Last, inking your stamp each time, stamp directly down on the paper two or three times.
Your background is complete. Dry the watercolor paper before you stamp on it.
Here is a tip, dry from the back first using your heat tool, then turn and dry on the front.
All of the materials used on this card is from Stampin'Up. You can shop for your stamping items at www. stampersjoy.stampinup.net