Spring is definitely beginning in the beautiful Pacific North West! Here is my CAS March Watercolour "Spring" Reminder Card. There are so many more Gorgeous Spring Reminder cards by the DT and our GD, Heather.
I had to try Heather T's (bits & pieces) water stamping technique with Brushos. Her blog link will take you to the Blush Rose Card that inspired me to try her technique. I used my Penny Black Brush Stroke stamp, "The Unfolding" for my image and used my MISTI for stamping.
I placed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Arches Hot Press watercolour paper in my MISTI. Positioned the stamp and then brushed water onto my entire stamp and sprinkled lightly with Brushos using Ultramarine and Brilliant Red on flowers and black on stems. I then stamped using my MISTI. I spread the inks around using a paint brush and used a paper towel to dab areas with too much water.
Next I reconstituted some Color Burst Sepia and added to stems and center of flower with a paint brush to get more brown tones. After my piece was completely dry I die cut my image with my CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die and using my MISTI stamped my Penny Black "Heartfelt Thanks" sentiment with Archival black ink 4 times to get good coverage.
Next I used some of my leftover sepia to splatter my image lightly using a paint brush.
When completely dry I popped up my image using 3M foam tape onto my SU Very Vanilla card base.
I am really happy with my 1st try with this water stamping technique even if I changed my steps a bit from Heather's beautiful Rose card. TFS Heather and always inspiring all of us :-)
You still have until March 24th to play along with us on CAS Watercolour March Spring Challenge.
Supplies: Listed above in description.