Good Monday morning to you! Hope you're weekend was wonderful! I'm up on the Papertrey Ink blog today with a Make it Monday tutorial. This is an easy one and one that makes me feel super artsy :)....I can't stop once I start and I hope it will be that same way with you.
I'm sure there is a proper name for this technique...I've seen it floating about the internet for quite some time but for the lack of a better, more technical name, call it "Stamp Spritzing" because that exactly what you do.
It's simple....once your stamp has been applied to your acrylic block, and then inked up with your chosen color of ink, you take a spray bottle filled with water, and lightly spritz your inked-up stamp...then you stamp it onto your cardstock base.
It's much like "Smooshing" where you add a beautiful background of watered down colors to your card by only using your acrylic block, but with this technique you'll include a stamp. This first card uses the Feather Finery, Colorful Words, and Fancy Flourishes stamp sets. My first feathered layer was stamped in Aqua Mist and Spring Moss, with the speckled top layer stamped in Fine Linen.
**Please note that the flourishes and sentiments on all of my cards were added after my other images were completely dry.**
The results are a lovely, mess of colors that dry in such a way that you can't help but be impressed with yourself and your artistic abilities :).
My top butterfly was stamped in Lavender Moon with Autumn Rose for the speckles. The center was stamped in Pale Peony. My middle butterfly was stamped in Harvest Gold with Summer Sunrise ink for the speckles. The center was stamped in Fine Linen. And my bottom butterfly was stamped in Aqua Mist on my bottom layer with Ocean Tides for the speckles. I added a center image stamped in Spring Rain.
Lastly, I used the Simple Seashells on this simple card, stamping the first layer in Fine Linen, followed by a stamped-off layer of Americana, with a stamped-off layer of speckles. My sentiment comes from the Calligraphy Classics stamp set.
I think the funnest thing about this technique is just trying different color combinations and watching the magic happen when the colors meld together....it's truly fascinating.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping in.