The Hedgehog Hollow | Stamping a Watercolor Effect with Distress Oxide Inks

Hey crafty people! It’s Jess and I’m thrilled to be sharing another post with you today. I’m using the January 2020 subscription box to show off a technique I’ve been loving – stamping a watercolor effect with Distress Oxide Inks. This technique is so easy and fun and it makes your cards look like a million bucks!

To get started, I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and my Mini MISTI. I used the amazing watercolor stamp from ‘To the Moon & Back’ for this card. I placed my stamp and then grabbed three Distress Oxide inks – Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Peacock Feathers. These colors work so well together! I inked up the top portion of the stamp with Picked Raspberry. To avoid harsh lines where your colors change, tap lightly into the lower section of the stamp – this way your colors will blend more smoothly.

You can also spritz your stamp with a touch of water using the Distress Sprayer or Mister to help the color blend a little more easily. After I stamped in Picked Raspbery, I inked up the bottom of the stamp in Peacock Feathers. I did the same process of lightly inking up a little higher than I wanted my blue to go so the colors would blend.

I finished off the watercolor effect my inking up the middle section of the stamp with Seedless Preserves. I was very light handed here as this is quite a dark color. I spritzed the ink while it was still on my stamp and that helped it blend nicely.

Once my stamping was done, I set the panel aside to dry. Once it was nice and dry, I stamped out the large moon image from ‘Just a Phase’ in black ink. I stamped this several times with my Mini MISTI to make sure it was super crisp and dark. I love the way the black looks against the vibrant colors – so striking! I also stamped out a couple of the stars from ‘Given Direction’ and the sentiment, ‘Never stop looking up,’ from ‘Aim High.’ I love that these stamps all pair together so nicely.

I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and then mounted my panel on a black A2 sized card base. That finished things off for today! Be sure to let me know what you think about today’s project and if you’ll try stamping a watercolor effect with Distress Oxide inks soon.

Hugs and love,

2 thoughts on “The Hedgehog Hollow | Stamping a Watercolor Effect with Distress Oxide Inks

  1. Tricia Podmore says:

    Really cool card, love the moon over the watercolor background. Soooooo creative and inspiring. You are so stinkin talented and I love how real your videos are and so down to Earth. Blessings to you and your family

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