Thursday, March 30, 2023

Faux Watercolored Cosmos

Simon Says Stamp | Layered Cosmos Stencil

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing a fun technique that you can use with your stencils!  This technique creates a faux watercolor effect – dreamy and soft but still vibrant and interesting.

For this card, I used the new Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmos stencil and my Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks.  Because the inks are dye-based, they work perfectly for this technique!

I started out by ink blending three cosmoses on watercolor paper.  I used a water brush with a small amount of water to blend the ink and gently pull it out a bit from the inked area in order to get the effect of the watercolor bleeding out from the design into the background.

I let the panel dry completely and then went back in with a bit of the ink on a tiny paintbrush and added just a few details back in so that the image didn’t get too washed away.

Once everything was dry, I trimmed down the panel and stamped my sentiment.  I added a few dewdrops for a bit of shine and mounted the panel on a card base using foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you’ll try this technique!  It’s a lot of fun and the results are just fantastic!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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