Faux Water Colored Flowers in Pink

Faux Water Colored Flowers in Pink


I love the look of water coloring, but sadly, I am not really very good at it.  So I fake it!

For my faux water coloring, I took a few solid image floral stamps (from a set of stamps I found in a “ms. sparkle & co.” bin at Joann Fabrics a while back), inked them up with Memento Lilac Posies ink, spritzed them with water, and then stamped them on water color paper.  (I didn’t use much water so the effect on my finished card is subtle.)

After the images dried, I stamped over them with some line art images (from “Sunshine Daisy Flowers” set by Forever in Time) which added definition without covering up the water colored effect.  These two sets do not really match up at all, but I was really pleased with the outcome when they were layered.

I didn’t have a stem stamp (this is a card/lesson I prepared for my class, and I was limited to the stamp sets I had available for class use), so I painted those by hand with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, some water, and a brush.

The leaves were from a multi-step stamp set (unbranded?), and I chose to stamp just the “middle step” stamp.  No water was used to stamp the leaves, but I thought the sketchy look of that stamp seemed to fit with the rest of the card.

As I mentioned, I didn’t use much water for my sample above.  Here is a look at what the flower stamp looks like (without the layered scribble stamp) with water and without.

faux water color comparison sample

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