Coloring Stamps with Distress Watercolor Pencils


Coloring Stamps with Distress Watercolor Pencils

Hi, crafty friends. I have a card set to share today featuring a fun faux watercolor technique using Distress Watercolor Pencils. 
To create these cards, I started by spritzing the large butterfly image from the "Heartfelt Wings" 6x8 stamp set with water inside my MISTI. While the image was wet, I added color directly on the stamp with Distress Watercolor Pencils.
I was going for an “artsy” watercolor look so I spritzed the image again with water and stamped. The more water you spray the more "loose" the image will stamp. I experimented and achieved different looks by stamping a few times with varying amounts of water. 
I also experimented by stamping the image with the remaining color a second time to get the second generation image. Again, this created a looser stamped impression with a slightly lighter color than the first generation.

I ink blended the edges of each card with Kitsch Flaming Distress Oxide ink and spritzed water on top for some added texture and interest. I finished off the card by stamping sentiments from the same stamp set in black. I kept these cards simple and didn’t add any embellishments to keep them one layer cards!


I love how each one looks slightly different…

I hope this inspires you to use your Distress Watercolor Pencils on your next project.

Thank you for visiting today. Happy crafting!


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  • 03 May 2023 Bo Gilmore

    Hi Heather.
    Your butterfly cards are gorgeous. Thank your for showing how you made it.

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