I used SU Shimmery White Cardstock for my main image. I love the subtle shimmer and it works well for watercoloring if you do not add too much water.
I placed my 4" x 5 1/4" piece of CS in my MISTI then Masked the edges at 1/2" all around using my 3M Masking Tape, which is 2" wide, never tears paper and can be reused many times :-)
Then I placed my PB "The Unfolded" stamp and closed my MISTI. I opened my MISTI and inked the stamp with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink ink pad and closed MISTI. I stamped one more time for darker coverage and then let my image air dry completely.
I scribbled Memento London Fog ink onto my craft mat and spritzed with water to get a soft diluted grey for my background watercolor wash using a #4 paint brush. Let dry. Covered flower image with a mask and splattered the background with diluted black acrylic ink. Let dry.
Removed tape...and loved the results. I even liked how some of the wash went under the mask a bit. I added more shimmer to the flowers with Wink of Stella and stamped and popped up my sentiment.
Enjoy and Happy Masking Stamping my friends. Hugs...
Stamps: Penny Black "the unfolded" and STAMPlorations..dee's "Blooming Buds" sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Shimmery White CS
Inks: Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink. Memento London Fog and Jet Black. Acrylic Black paint.
Accessories: MISTI, 3M Masking Tape, paint brush, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, SU sequins (ret)
Techniques: CAS, Masking, Splatters, MISTI Stamping