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Hey guys, I recently did some watercolor stamping in my journal and after being asked about it a couple of times, I thought I’d show y’all how you can achieve a watercolor effect using stamps and water based markers!
- Dual Brush Pens
- Paint Brush
- Stamp Set (I have found the a less detailed stamp works best for this look.)
- Watercolor Paper
Step one: I am using one of the simple gem stamps, so I stuck it onto an acrylic block and applied the ink from a Dual Brush Pen to it.
Step two: Immediately place your stamp down onto the paper before the ink had a chance to dry. If the ink does start to dry on you before you can stamp it, blow a little hot air onto it.
Step three: Once you’ve stamped your design onto the watercolor paper, take a wet paint brush, and brush over the ink. Because the markers are water based, they will work like watercolors!
Step four: Continue stamping and brushing the ink with water until you’ve filled up your paper.
Step five: To complete the gem look, I decided to doodle on top of the watercolor gems and give them some detail. Now the stamp set did include a detailed stamp I could have used, but I wanted the more whimsical look of my lines for this project.
I used Tombow’s Fudenosuke Dual Tip Brush Pen.
Step six: I also added highlights to my gems with white acrylic paint and a small paint brush.
Next I used an adhesive runner to glue my paper into my art journal.
So that’s it! Have you used this technique? What other techniques would you like to learn?