Monday 29 February 2016

Painting Your Stamps

Good Morning.
Today, my blog post is a bit different as I have the pleasure of hosting my first Tutorial at
Splitcoast Stampers about how to paint your stamps instead of inking them up.

To read the whole tutorial go here:

For the tutorial, I created 3 cards using the same stamp from Penny Black called Trumpet Song so you could get a really good idea about how different effects can be achieved using different mediums.

Card #1- Painting Your Stamp With Brushos

For this card, I masked the edges of my card, inked the flowers with Brushos diluted with water and stamped.  
When dry, I stamped the sentiment from PB and sponged the edges with Salty Ocean Distress ink and removed the masks.
Brushos colors used:  Leaf Green/Emerald Green/ Marine Blue/ Turquoise

Card #2- Painting Your Stamp With Waterbased Markers

For this card, I once again masked the edges of my card and inked my flowers by coloring directly onto the rubber with Memento and Crayola markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  
When dry, I stamped the sentiment from PB and sponged the edges with Salty Ocean Distress ink and removed the masks.

Card #3- Painting Your Stamp With Watercolor Crayons

For this card, I colored my stamp with Staedtler Watercolor Crayons, added water and stamped.
I stamped the PB sentiment, sponged the edges with Salty Ocean Distress ink again and removed the masks.
I think this one is my favourite; love the soft tones and the wash effect.

Adding my cards to these challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK

Dragonfly Journeys- FLOWERS

I hope you check out my tutorial and please let me know what you think!!!
I would really appreciate hearing from you.


Jo Nevill said...

Such a beautiful card, those flowers are stunning.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Beeceecreativity said...

OMG each technique is awesome.. beautiful cards

Die Cut Lady said...

Wonderful cards.I thanks for the tips about masking!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are gorgeous, Karen!

Davi said...

Wow Karen each of the techniques made for a Beautiful card! I love the image and the way you gave it different look :)

BożenA said...

great present differences, depending on the techniques of coloring. What an extraordinary results! All cards are wonderful, but the first and the second for me are the most beautiful.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this look and I am certainly going to check out the tutorial too. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are all gorgeous!

Loll said...

Beautiful cards Karen and a wonderful tutorial. Will definitely be giving the brushos a try. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great techniques! Thank you for the inspiration! happy to be your latest follower! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Unknown said...

Love your cards, must go and have a look at your tutorial. Karen x

Bluemac said...

Beautiful cards and great to see the same design done in 3 different ways. They are all lovely and think I agree with you that I like the watercolor crayon one the best, but it's a tough call! Will try your ideas and appreciate you sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the colors and the stamp. I think I'll try this soon. Very pretty.

Unknown said...

Karen, you have done amazing are an breathe of inspiration. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us...can't wait to try all your techniques. Hugs!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am absolutely going to watch those in hopes I absorb the how to part Karen because, this is gorgeous :)

ElizStewart said...

Great little tutorial...I have loved your style forever. I have learned you can achieve the watercolor look more ways than anyone!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely, Karen! The intensity of the Brushos is incredible! Thanks for showing the differences in the mediums! The stamp is gorgeous used this way. Hugs, de

Susanne Vargas said...

I very much enjoyed your tutorial, Karen! Thank you!
I don't have brushos (yet) but really enjoy this technique with markers. Years ago I bought watercolor crayons for this technique but really haven't used them in this way. Hopefully this will motivate me to try it out.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely card, Karen. Morning Glories are a favorite of mine and I really like you style. Thanks for playing along at ATSM MYM. Melissa

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, these are all gorgeous, and I love that you've shown us the difference with all three mediums! Amazing! Yes, you really are, my sweet friend! And congratulations on hosting your first SCS challenge! Hugs!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great cards! I love that you showed them all so we can see the differences. I'm going to keep track of this post so once I unpack my craft room I can try some of these.

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards Karen, great tutorial, I must try this technique! Cathy x

Bobby said...

I love the looks of all of the mediums, Karen. Thanks for sharing their properties and hints for using them.

Creative world said...

Amazing cards and love the technique...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...Željka

Tracy F said...

Beautiful cards! Love these techniques! Can't wait to try them!

Jeannie said...

Hi Karen! Such a gorgeous color combination with beautiful sentiments too.
Thanks so much for joining my Flower Power challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys