I wanted to do a watercolor background, but it’s really hard to get a good stamped image with the Watercolor Paper. My friend Susan suggested using Shimmery White card stock instead, and it does work wonderfully! You get a nicely stamped image, and it works very well with water.
I stamped the Sweetbriar Rose in Versamark, then embossed with black powder. I spritzed the panel with water, and used my aqua painter and classic ink refills to color the background – which doesn’t show up really well in the photo. The top is Soft Sky, the middle is Blushing Bride, and there’s Pear Pizzazz along the bottom. (The edges are sponged with Crumb Cake.) It looks really nice, I think. The background is very soft and subtle. (Edited: My background is more of a “drip” than a wash. I put a few drops of refill in the lid of the stamp pad, then picked up the ink with the aqua painter. Holding the aqua painter at the edge of the card, I gave it a little squeeze and the water ran down the side. Spritzing the card stock first made the water/ink run a little better for me.)
After it dried, I colored the flowers and leaves with a little more Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. As a final touch, I added some Dazzling Details (colored with Crushed Curry refill) to the flower centers.
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