Vintage Watercolor

Here's another technique from the "Front Row Regional."  It's really not new; we've been watercoloring with  markers for awhile, but the trick I learned is – use watercolor paper.  I know.  That's really a "duh!" moment.  It makes so much sense; you're "watercoloring," so that's the paper you'd use.

Vintage_watercolor The new Vintage Vogue set from the Occasions Mini Catalog works so well with this technique.  Here's all you do:

Ink the stamp with markers, as always.  I used (from the center out) Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry.

Then spritz with water, just until you see it "beading up."  You don't want it soaked.  (Liz, you'll be happy to know I now have a real spritzer instead of my gigantic squirter!!) Then just stamp on watercolor paper.  Easy!

I used that technique with the flowers and vine; the sentiment is stamped full force with Melon Mambo.

I love, love, love the new punches!  Look how great the Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner work together.  And, best of all, the scallop trim border punch is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase.  The sentiment stamp set (Whimsical Words) and the Welcome Neighbor designer series paper are also free with each $50 purchase. 

Sale-a-bration begins January 5.  Contact me to find out how you can earn lots and lots of free products!

Here's the complete list of supplies (all SU!):

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue (Occasions Mini), Whimsical Words (FREE during Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Melon Mambo classic; Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Watercolor paper; Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo card stock; Welcome Neighbor designer series paper (FREE during Sale-a-bration)
Accessories:  Circle Fire brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Corner punch, Scallop Trim Border punch (FREE during Sale-a-bration), sanding blocks, Perfect Details Texturz plate, Big Shot, Impressions Pad, Silicone Rubber

Have a wonderful New Year!  Be safe and stay warm.  Here's to a blessed, healthy and prosperous 2010!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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