March 5, 2008

Watercolouring with SU! Inkpads

One of the things I like the most about Stampin' Up! are the inkpads. Not only do they come in the most beautiful colours, but the unique design allows for some really cool techniques.

Stampin' Up! inkpads are designed so they store your inkpad upside down, keeping the top nice and juicy and ready to stamp with. They also make a fantastic watercolour palette! Here's how.

First, stamp your image in Staz On ink. This ink is 100% waterproof, it will never smudge, and you can use it for so many things! More about the great qualities of this ink in posts to come! I've stamped an image from the Unfrogettable set in Staz On Black on Whisper White cardstock.

Next, while your ink pad is closed, gently squeeze the top and bottom of the pad together, to form a small pool of ink on the top of the pad.

Dip your aqua painter into the pool of ink, and colour in your image. It's that simple! To change colours, simply scribble on some scrap paper until your aqua painter runs clear again. You can layer colours until you are happy with the effect.

I hope you'll pull out your inkpads soon and give this super easy technique a try, you'll love the results!

Stampin' Supplies:
Unfrogettable Stamp Set
Black Staz On inkpad
Green Galore inkpad
Aqua Painter
Whisper White Cardstock
All supplies from Stampin' Up!

1 comment:

  1. Good tutorial! You have really pretty crafts on your blog :)


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