I’ve shown this in a project in Camp already, but I promised to explain. Guess what? today is the day!
So stamping with water. You need water, you need a stamp, and you need a surface that is COVERED in some water reactive medium. Think distress ink, dylusions mist, or if you have something else that qualifies. Why this? Well, you can stamp with water into anything, but it is only going to show up if the surface is reactive. You dig?
Here are examples:
All my examples above done with Dylusions and/or Tim Holtz distress stains and ink pads. This works best with a simple stamp. It does NOT work well with a complex image, like this:
See what I mean? That image does not show up well. Oh, it works for adding some depth to my background, but don’t expect to see a clear image.
How much water? It kind of depends. I have a very fine misting squirt bottle that i use, it takes a number of squirts to get most stamps wet enough. Basically, I want to see some water on the stamp, but not soak it. Think drizzle vs pouring rain.
Link to stamps shown above (that I could find, that is!):
That’s pretty much it you guys. Stamp + water + surface covered with water reactive medium.
Here’s a finished project – I used that Lawn Fawn set I was playing with last month – you can see it is double stamped. Onto the tag (which was water stamped first) in paint, and also individual images cut out after stamping and staining. Love the finished look! I used a dotted stamp which looks kind of like random water dots on my background – love that look.
Link to supplies used:
20 thoughts on “Stamping with water”
That is so cool! 🙂 Going to try this out soon!
Looks like fun. I’ll have to give
it a try. TY
I love the tag. I had forgotten all about stamping with water.
Love the super-cute tag. Thanks for the reminder to play with water.
What a fun technique!
Marvelous May!!! Tfs!
Love love love this technique. And that tag with those adorable stamps is TOO cute!
I can dig it! And I’m going to do it… soon, I promise. Maybe today if I can leave work early, fingers crossed1
Love the tag it is just too cute! Great technique TFS
Putting that technique into my mental toolbag! Love it! TFS!
Cool effect! Gonna have to try this!
I like this-seeing some great uses for my Halloween addiction.
How fun is that!!!!
Okay, the sea creature tag above just won me over for those stamps. Love the gathered “skirt” at the bottom too. Fun technique. Just got my first Dylusions today and I’m ready to get messy:)
I love the blue background color of that last tag. It’s beautiful.
I’ve had a go at some water stamping and blogged the results here http://noseycritters.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/camp-scrap.html, along with an extra technique idea.
** Kate **
Very cool! I can’t wait to try this technique!
Very cool- thanks for explaining May!
I love that tag with the lawn fawn stamps! It’s making me need them!
this is so cool! what an easy concept I’m going to have to try! Thanks!
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