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Technique Spotlight: Ink Refill Watercolor Background

Updated: May 18, 2022

I love it when creativity strikes! Several months ago when I was contemplating the swaps I was going to make with new products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, I decided that I wanted to use the Quiet Meadow Bundle. The dies are so perfect for pretty much any project, and using those was a top priority. So as is my custom, I laid out the dies to just look at them so that every time I walked by them, my creative brain would be mulling over the possibilities. All of a sudden it came to me! Wanna know more? read on...

Down to my studio I went to play, with watercolor paper and ink refills in hand.

Step one: Use a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to soak a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

Step two: Drip drops of ink refill in different colors on the watercolor paper, letting it move and blend on the wet paper as it wants to. To start with, I played with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Rich Razzleberry ink refills. Next, I decided to go with yellows and oranges: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Mango Melody.

Step three: Use a Water Painter to slightly blend the drops of ink.

Step four: To help the thicker paper dry more quickly so I could use it sooner, I pulled out my heat tool to get the job done.

Step five: Use the Meadows Dies to cut out the images from the stunning paper you just made.

Step six: Make a beautiful card using the pieces.

For a step by step tutorial of how this card was made, watch here, and for a list of the products I used to create this card, along with links to my online store, see below.

Stamping blessings!


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