This process really does create the most stunning result and is so fast and easy. There are some sets that create gorgeous results with this technique, and Bohemian Backgrounds is one of my favorites.
To begin, gather all of your supplies. I usually choose three colors of distress ink, at least one of the colors the opposite temperature of the other colors; I think it adds interest. Too many colors and you'll be left with a muddy image. I use watercolor paper that I get at the big box craft store, nothing special. Be sure to have a water spray bottle handy.
Next, spritz with a fine mist of water. This gives the stamped image that watery look. You don't want to be too heavy handed with the water or you'll wash off the ink or make it puddle, blurring the lines of the stamp. Stamp on your paper in the normal way.
Zap with a heat tool to set the inks before they run.
You're left with a really cool looking watercolor look.
I stamped a partial image at each end and used my Misti to add a sentiment, from Thanks Above & Beyond, under the main bloom.
The finished card. I also like this process with Feather Soft Love.
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