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Do you LOVE all the water-coloured paintings you see across the internet? If you shy away because you think it’s too hard, think again! As paper crafters we have so many tools already in our stash to quickly and easily achieve gorgeous, water-coloured art!Water-coloured card techniques using Impression Obsession stamp and Ranger Dye Inks

For this adorable card I stamped my Impression Obsession pig stamp onto some water colour paper using Ranger Archival Ink. I like to use a light soft colour, this allows me to see all the lines but it’s not so stark to add too much contrast to my end project.Water-coloured card techniques using Impression Obsession stamp and Ranger Dye Inks

Next, I used my Simon Hurley dye inks to colour the image. Tap your ink pad on a non-stick surface, spray with water and now you have have everything you need to paint. Spritz your stamped image with some water. This allows the colours picked up by your brush to flow onto the paper, creating that dreamy, soft effect achieved by water colour.Water-coloured card techniques using Impression Obsession stamp and Ranger Dye InksYou will find your paper curls with so much wet product on it. You can heat dry or air dry [depending on how patient you are] to flatten it out. I tend to heat dry throughout the process. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has an Ultra Permanent tape runner that is perfect for keeping those slightly rolled edges down, it is a favourite of mine.Water-coloured card techniques using Impression Obsession stamp,Ranger Dye Inks and Ultra Permanent Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

A final touch to my card image was to use a brown Dylusions paint pen to outline my image to bring back the details after painting. I adore this stamp and look forward to making a few more of these sweet cards!

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  1. Hi Kim, This is such a cute card! And you make it sound so easy!

    • Thanks Kim! It really is easy with just a bit of practice…not much! More just to get a feel of how your inks flow to the paper! Archival ink IS important as it will not bleed with your wet dye inks! ~ hope you give it a try

  2. It’s such a gorgeous and cute card Kim. Beautiful watercolouring.
    Thank yo so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

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