Hello, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. For this card, I am sharing a way to add a blended watercolor wash background using distress ink pads.
For today’s project, I created a stamped flower all occasion handmade card using a watercolor wash background technique with distress ink pads. This is an easy way to add a soft ombre look to a stamped background, from dark to light hues.
Unity Stamp Co. stamp kits used:
I’m Obsessed Birdies
Obsessed With Floral
Circle Scalloped Border Stamps
I made a video tutorial for this watercolor wash card using distress ink pads. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video, however, a written process follows below.
Watercolor Wash Background with Distress Ink Pads
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Pre-stamp a background onto watercolor paper. Apply distress ink generously around edges. Work quickly so that the ink remains damp.
Spritz with water to soften the color and to spread the hue. Heat set and then repeat with ink, if needed.
Remove puddles with a paper towel. Dry completely. Add twine and a pre-stamped image panel.
Here is another look at my card.
Finally, to view my other watercolor projects on the Unity blog, see Watercolor Wednesday.
Catch me next Wednesday with a new project for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday.
Have a lovely day.