Hello and welcome. Learn how to create a faux watercolor background to showcase the fine details of a stamped image like this Hero Arts Antique Bee and Flowers rubber stamp. Using Distress Inks, which react with water, is a great way to create a very organic watercolor background; and it's fun too!
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Supplies & Dimensions: (see my YouTube video for how to put this card together)
Card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Bee mat 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"
Black mat 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Watercolor paper - Royal & Langnickel Watercolor Artist Pad (very textured)
Antique Bee and Flowers rubber stamp (Hero Arts)
Happy Birthday sentiment (Hero Arts) Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut
Nested Rectangles dies (Momenta)
Sizzix Big Shot
Mini Misti stamping platform
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
Mini Mister (Ranger)
Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink
Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad
Black embossing powder
Gold embossing powder
Marvy Heat Tool
Aleene's Tacky Glue
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