When I used the Kaiser Inks for the first time, I noticed how wonderfully ‘juicy’ they were. Juicy inks to me, mean fun! I couldn’t wait to see how well they’d react with water and I was delighted to find they created a perfect watercolour ‘paint’.
Today I’m going to share with you how I created the simple stamped background on the card. My scrap table now is glass… which is very handy for mixed media messy work! You could use a craft sheet for this, or a glass cutting board. Either will work well.
First I simply pressed the ink pad directly onto the glass…
…and then spritz with some water to activate and thin the ink pigments. This creates a watercolour palette to work with. You can blend the colours, add more water, add more ink… just as you would for true watercolour paints.
Next I stamped my chosen image onto white cardstock. Use a quick drying permanent ink for this so you don’t need to worry about the ink bleeding after adding water.
And next I simply added a colour wash over the image. I started with the lighter tones and added and blended the darker tones afterwards.
Mist with water between colours to help them blend a little more easily.
Once it was finished I tore the image out while wet to create the deckle edged finish.
Once dry, create your card. Here I have positioned it over a background created with crackle texture paint which was tinted with paint and then smeared over a template, then this was given a watercolour wash with black ink. Or you could pop this in as a one of a kind embellishment on a layout or project.
It’s always exciting to discover other uses for products, expanding their versatility!
Kaiser products used: Ink Pads – Island IP726, Lagoon IP727, Avocado IP730, Orchid IP732, Black IP719 | Clear Stamp – Flutter CS853 | Card Pack – White CD511 | Paper Blooms – Fuchsia F639, Fairy Floss F640, Coconut F627 | Sparklets – Crystal RS408 | Lace Pack – White EM926 | Paint – Spearmint KC044 | 12×12″ Template – Moroccan Lattice T614
Other: Crackle Texture Paste, Gauze, Glitter Tab