Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction

      1:54
    • Supplies

      4:59
    • The Background

      4:00
    • Focal Point Watercolor Stamping

      3:24
    • Texture Stamping

      2:30
    • Finishing Touches

      2:20
    • Additional Examples

      5:16
    • Final Thoughts

      0:46

About This Class

4da74f51

Rubber stamps are very versatile tools and can be used for numerous different techniques. In this class, you will learn how to use them for a watercolor effect, something that is very easy to do and gives a great look. 

I will be making an art journal page, but the techniques work just as well for many different types of projects: card making, scrapbooking, art tags, and more. In the class, additional examples of watercolor stamping will also be presented.

We will paint a simple watercolor background, and then proceed with the watercolor stamping. Finishing touches will be done with sentiment stamps and more watercolor painting. I will also share a fun watercolor resist technique, which adds great texture to a watercolor project.

It is possible to stamp with watercolor paint, but this technique is easier with dye ink and/or water-based markers, and I will show you how to use both. The inks and markers used are from the Distress range by Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz, but you can also experiment with other brands. You will also need watercolor paper and paint, and any type of stamp. I discuss the supplies and possible substitutions in the class, and you can also find links to the supplies on my blog in this Versatile Watercolor Stamping post.

Outside my window, autumn is in full swing and the trees are gorgeous. This inspired me to paint and stamp an autumn scene, but you can of course use any colors and stamps that you would like.

I hope you will enroll in my class and that you will enjoy learning more about watercolor stamping.

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

12 of 12 students recommendSee All

Loved this class. Easy to follow. Beautiful work.
A wonderfully informative collection of tips and techniques to use in card making, journaling or other projects, launching us out into a new style of working with media of water colour - this is perfect inspiration, thank you!!
Easy to follow, wonderfully informative and Anna-Karin gives some great tips too!

101

Students

2

Projects

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Mixed Media artist, papercrafter and stamper

I am a mixed media artist, paper crafter and stamper, sharing inspiration and tutorials on my blog Layers of ink. I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life and started papercrafting in 2002. How lucky I am to have found the joy of making art from paper, dies, stamps, ink, paint and photographs. I enjoy switching between different projects and sizes: cards, tags, mini-books, art journaling, layouts, and canvases. I also do a lot of 3-D projects and home décor/gift items.

I love trying out new and old techniques, to experiment and try different products and tools. I like to include little meaningful details and words on my projects. Building scenes, playing with texture and colour are some of my favourite things. The possibilities are truly endless and every project is a creative adventure.

I am happy to create for some wonderful companies and brands: Sizzix, Simon Says Stamp, Darkroom Door, Eileen Hull, and The Craft Stamper. Former design teams include Tim Holtz Media Team, CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration, and Craft a Scene.

Education-wise, I have a PhD in Peace and Development Research, and I have studied a wide area of topics within the social sciences, but also some graphic design and web design.

Come visit me at Layers of ink, if you want to see more of my work.