Unique Technique: Stamping With Water

Posted by Laurel Beard

Did you know that you can create a beautiful effect on your cards and paper projects just by using water? Check out this stamping technique.

It's true!! You can stamp with WATER!!! :) I've created two cards for you today showing you just how easy it is. The key to this technique is using a Distress Ink as a base. The reason why I recommend using Distress Inks for this technique is because Distress Inks are formulated to react with water, hence the stamping with water! :) In the video, I used the color Seedless Preserves and paired it with a background stamp I had in my stash! But distress inks come in many different colors so you've got a ton of options to choose from. They also come in two different sizes. You can grab a mini pad or a full size pad (which I used in today's video).

The first card featured in the video just stamps with regular old water! The second card, I inked up the background stamp with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then spritzed it with a pearlized water called Perfect Pearls. But you could easily use just regular old water and omit the addtional distress ink color and pearlized water to get the softer look from the first card. Between me and you, I love both cards but I love the one with just the water a teeny tiny bit better! :)

(Tip: To create your own pearlized water, simply combine a few scoops of this Perfect Pearls powder with some water in a bottle or mister and bam, instant pearlized water).

I also created my own shiny die cut by adding some Versamark (a clear sticky ink) to some white card stock and sprinkled on some black embossing powder and heat set it. Instant shine and also makes the cardstock a little more durable. And to adhere the die cuts to my cards, I used Ranger's Mutli Matte Medium. Love this stuff. It's incredibly strong and dries absolutely CLEAR!

So enough gabbing. Let's get right to the video, shall we?

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