Watercolor Smash

Field Flowers, Stampin' Up, watercolor smash technique, silicone craft sheetHere’s the “Watercolor Smash” technique I tempted you with in this post.  It’s really easy and fun, and makes lovely backgrounds.  They’re all “one of a kind,” too!

Here’s how I did it.  With classic ink pads, add ink to a Stampin’ Up! silicone craft sheet (Holiday catalog – #127853, $5.95), then spritz it with water so the colors run.  Use colors that work well together.  Sometimes they run together and look a little muddy.  I used Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette here.  (Tip:  Be sure to add your lighter ink first so you don’t mess up your ink pads!)  Finally, just smash card stock into the ink/water mixture.  Let it dry and you’re ready to use it.

You can use ink pads, markers or ink refills.  I used ink pads for this card, but it wasn’t quite as dark as I wanted, to I added a few drops of refill in the same ink colors and spritzed.  I love the way it turned out.  I had a few drops that didn’t get spritzed well, so I used them as part of the flower color.

Watercolor smash, Field Flowers, Petite Pairs, Stampin' Up!, stamping techniques

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Isn’t it soft and pretty?  You can either stamp on the background paper, or add a stamped/punched image on top (see this post).  No two attempts are ever the same, so each piece is special.

Now -go get messy!  And have fun!

Supplies – Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Field Flowers; Ink:  Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green classic; Paper:  Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Gumball Green card stock; Other:  Silicone craft sheet, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon (FREE with $40 order in September!!), designer buttons – subtles, white baker’s twine

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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2 Responses to Watercolor Smash

  1. Pingback: Smashed Watercolor Winter | Stamping with Buffy

  2. Kathy says:

    I really LOVE this!! What a cool technique; I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.


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