Watercolor Paper: 2-7/8” x 3-3/4”
Primrose Petals: 3-1/8” x 4”
Pear Pizzazz: 2-3/4” x 4”; card base: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”
Most of Stampin’ Up!’s stamps come in sets, but the Blessed Easter stamp is all by itself and I’m pretty sure it’s my new favorite stamp! I’m not usually a fan of coloring, but this image is pretty quick & easy to fill in and make beautiful. You can stamp these tulips on any kind of paper you want, but I’m finding I like them on watercolor paper the best.
Tips for using Watercolor Paper
- Stamp with Jet Black StazOn ink – it’s waterproof so it won’t smear when you are coloring the image.
- Hold your stamp down a little longer than you usually would so that the ink has time to soak into the porous paper. You’ll get a better image! Just be sure not to rock your stamp as you hold it down.
- Aqua Painters are like watercolor brushes with the water inside! They work great on Watercolor Paper. Squeeze a little for a little water or harder if you want more water. Speaking of squeezing, if you squeeze the lid of your ink pad down you’ll find that you’ll get a pool of ink in the lid that you can pick up with the Aqua Painter and use to color.
- Start with the lightest color first then work toward the darkest color you plan to use.
- When the paper is wet, the ink will spread. If you don’t want your colors bleeding together, let them dry in between adding colors. For the tulips on this card, I colored the tulips with Pink Pirouette first, let it dry and then added two layers of Primrose Petals on different areas of the tulips. The stems were colored with two layers of Pear Pizzazz ink.
- Let it all dry before you use tape. If you tape while the paper is still wet the tape won’t hold as well.
I hope these tips help you the next time you want to watercolor.
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