Monday, February 15, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Using Water in Your Paper Crating

Happy new week to you from us here at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. Are you ready to learn something new to start things right? You're in the right spot, then!

This week we're going to take a look at how to create a Water Resist With Background Stamps.

When you're in your craft room, spilling water on a project could be your biggest nightmare! I know that some people forbid any liquids to avoid a horrific accident. But what if you intentionally used water in your crafting? You can, and the results are pretty spectacular.

Today's video will give you a step by step of how create a water resist using the Starry Night Background Builder stamp from My Favorite Things. Watch the video below or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Wasn't that fun? I love how the dark background comes to life with the water and the smaller stamped stars. The water makes the edges less sharp giving the stars a certain glow.

Let's take a look at a few examples of other projects that incorporate the use of water.

To create her background for the scene that she created using the Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Die-namics, Kay sponged distress inks on watercolor paper and sprinkled the panel with water.

Ewe Have My Heart Card by Kay Miller featuring the Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Die-namics, and the Puffy Clouds and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

After stamping and embossing the Tiny Stars Background, Barbara used a water brush to dampen the watercolor paper and then loaded her paint brush with ink.

Look How They Shine for You Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars stamp set and Stars & Wishes Die-namics, the Tiny Stars Background stamp, and the Blueprints 25 and Scattered Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun's flowers and leaves look so pretty! You can die cut each piece, watercolor it, and spritz with water for this dreamy effect. She used the Modern Blooms and Wild Greenery Die-namics for this lovely design.

Floral Friend Card by Yoonsun Hur featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set and the Modern Blooms and Wild Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

Now it's your turn to create using water! Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

Supplies used in the projects for today's video:

1 comment:

  1. Oooo these are fun ladies! Great post! :) love me some water! ;)