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. One of my favourite aspects with this technique, is that it, just like watercolor painting, has a somewhat unpredictable nature, and you will not get the same result twice.
I will be making an art journal page (the project photo will be uploaded shortly), but the techniques work just as well for many different types of projects: card making, scrapbooking, art tags, and more. We will paint a simple watercolor background as our base, and then proceed with the watercolor stamping. Finishing touches will be done with sentiment stamps and more watercolor painting.
It is possible to stamp with watercolor paint, but this technique is much 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, stamps and watercolor paint. (I will provide a full supply list once my class project is done).
Outside my window, autumn is in full swing and the trees are looking gorgeous and so vibrant. This inspired me to paint and stamp an autumn scene, but you can of course use any colors and stamps that you would like.
Class project: Your assignment is to do watercolor stamping, and to try out the techniques that I’ll be teaching. You could make an art journal page, a greeting card, tag, scrapbooking page or maybe a 3-D project, or anything else that you could think of. The techniques work on many types of projects. You don't need to create a finished project, just stamp and paint and try out as many different variations of the technique as you like.