Hi everyone, it's Kelly here with a little tutorial on how I did the stamping with mist on my Run This Town layout from Monday's post.
It's an easy technique to do and it gives your stamping a cool water color effect - which is a nice switch up from using a regular ink pad!
I start by spraying some mist onto the backside of the clear stamp package. This is an easy place to spray you ink because it won't dry on the plastic and can wipe off easily when you're done. I usually place paper towel underneath my stamp set to soak up the excess mist that comes out. Set up your stamps like you normally would on a block.
Ink up the stamps by gently dabbing them into the mist. You can push them around in the mist to make sure that all of the stamp gets covered with mist.
If the mist if very runny or it looks like there's too much mist on there, "kiss" the stamps lightly onto paper towel before stamping down. This will help give you a clean stamped image and not too much of a mist blur on your paper.
Stamp onto your paper like normal.
You can see what a cool effect this gives - some light shades and some dark, a bit of blobs, and looks like watercolor paint. It looks great when you spray two colors of mist together as well! If you try this, be sure to link to this post so we can all see it!
~ Kelly Purkey
Thank you Kelly for joining us this week with a fun technique! SCT fans...enabler alert...Kelly has a new class starting April 4th over at Studio Calico that you just *may* want to check out! http://www.studiocalico.com/shop/classrooms/sketchbook-4 It's a great class!
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