At Demo, Bekah focused on just a few techniques to help you get started!!
You can use COLD PRESS (which is usually heavy-weight and has TEXTURE)
Next, Bekah showed us this fun idea:
- She used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the image. She applied Distress Inks (Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn) to her stamp and stamped the image.
- THEN she "spritzed" the paper to move the inks. This activates the ink to make it spread out a little bit.
- Then, Bekah inked the stamp AGAIN and stamped the image a second time (when you use the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform it lands in the same spot!). She used a heat-gun and heat-set the image.
- Finally, Bekah stamped the image a third time, with this time with clear Versamark Ink and used Detail Clear embossing powder and heat-set the embossed image.
You can color DIRECTLY onto your rubber stamp and then SPRITZ THE STAMP with water and stamp your image!!
I love this technique because it just involves taking your time to color the image and then it looks like a PERFECT WATERCOLOR and requires very little effort for such a wonderful effect!!
You can see here, Bekah went back in with the yellow Tombow Marker to add some lines of definition.
- Squeeze some ColorBurst particles onto your Craft Mat and spritz with water until the inks are activated
- Stamp your rubber stamp into the ink that is floating on the craft mat
- Stamp your image onto watercolor paper
Here, Bekah stamped the Penny Black Stamp, Bunches for You and you can see how AMAZING this image turned out!! It looks just like Batik!
Bekah showed us how she uses Watercolor Pencils and COLORS ON PAPER FIRST, adds a little bit of water to blend the colors on the paper, THEN PAINTS HER IMAGE using the palette that is on the paper!!!
I thought that was SUCH A CLEVER IDEA because then she could create the skin tone that she actually wants.. .and once she achieves the color she can paint the skin tone correctly.
Bekah said to acheive "white" skin tone she used HOT PINK and TAN colors blended together. I love this image she was working on... Berry Fairy by Penny Black!!
If you have any questions, feel free to call us!!