Thursday, 16 March 2017

Watercolor Pencils Damp & Stamp Technique - #7

2 simple small square cards to try out a technique I made up and to see the difference between using Watercolor paper and Shimmery White cardstock with the Watercolor pencils

Watercolor Paper on the right (and below)... muter/more watercoloured look
And Shimmery White on the left (and below)... brighter and colours more distinct...
And a new technique for you (well I think it is - as I did make it up on the spur of the moment!) ... I call it Watercolor Pencil Damp & Stamp...

Remember the Watercolor Crayons Stampin' Up! used to sell years ago... the ones in a tin for each colour family... where you could colour the stamp direct... then spritz and stamp!

Well that doesn't work the same with the Watercolor Pencils... as they are too dry to colour direct onto the stamp...
So I lightly spritzed the stamp with water - or alternatively "coloured" the stamp with an Aquapainter - then coloured on top with the pencils... Bermuda Bay for most of the wings - with Pacific Point at the tips and next to the body... then spritzed again... and stamped...

The body was Damped & Stamped in the same way - just using the Pacific Point pencil. 

And a quick Bonus Tip for you about the dragonflies... stamp your body... die cut the dragonfly - then stamp your wings... otherwise you will not get it all to line up!! (Or wings... cut... body... whichever way your prefer!)
And we all loved it!!! Every dragonfly was different... and very life-like...

You may also notice the Partial Stamping of just the white mat for the Shimmery White dragonfly who therefore sits on a Bermuda Bay Bay base - a few more details on that in this post here... 

Whereas the Watercolor Paper dragonfly is mounted straight onto the white mat (achieved by sticking the white mat to the Bermuda Bay mat - and then partially diecutting the dragonfly shape...)

And so here you have my Watercolor Pencils Dragonfly Trio... click here for more details on the Vellum one at the bottom 


  1. if I have a die that I wish to cut out a stamped image, particularly ones like these dragonflies - I always lay the die on my table face up, place the stamp face down inside the die and then press down with my block to pick up the stamp. this way, you know your stamp is aligned perfectly for the die to cut it out.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Amanda... it is a great tip... however it doesn't work in this case as the body and wings are actually separate stamps....

  2. Lovely cards and sounds like a great technique idea. Definitely going to try this ! x

    1. Thanks Julie..and yes a great technique to try out.....

  3. Very nice. I am going to try this.

    1. Thanks Jenny... definitely worth trying out...enjoy!


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