Friday, April 01, 2011

Watercolor stamping

This was my entry for last month's "Seeing Green" challenge over at Art Impressions - I had this new batch of their watercolor stamps to play with: I made this trellis. All my stamping was done with Versamagic chalk inks, which are water soluble, so once the ink is stamped it can be blended with a water brush.

I added in the background using reinkers and chalk inks (when I paint with chalk inks, I tap the corner of the pad on a clean acrylic block, then use that as my palette). The white flowers were added on after the piece was dry - that is white acrylic paint applied with a small stylus.

It's been a while since I did any scenic stamping and this was fun! I love the open line designs... so much 'scope for imagination' that way (I am reading Anne of Green Gables with my daughter...hehe). Actually a variety of stamps can be used in a 'faux watercolor' sort of way- ink it up in a water-soluble ink (dye ink, some chalk inks) then mist the rubber and stamp or mist blend it with a wet brush after it's stamped.

Hope this gives you some ideas!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty!! love the soft looks of this card!

  2. Thank you Dina - this is a truly STUNNING card. Your painting is wonderful. x

  3. Oooh so very pretty - I love the delicate detail it gives. I didn't even know that there was such a thing as Versamark chalk. Learn something new everyday.

  4. You absolutely rock these watercolour stamps, Dina. Your card is perfect!!

  5. Dina, I can't express how much I appreciate opening your E-mail every morning to find your gorgeous works of art. They are so beautiful, I do so thank you for sharing them. jo