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fun and simple effect
In this tutorial I will show you how to create this fun and simple background effect by using stamps and Tim Holtz distress ink pads.

Posted by Iris F. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Iris F.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick your Tim Holtz distress ink colour and find 3-5 watersoluble crayons that are similar to the ink colour.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill your page with the crayon

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 3
    Step 3

    Activate the crayons with a brush and water

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 4
    Step 4

    While the paper is still wet add a small amount of gesso and paint it onto the page. This step is to make the background feel more like a whole.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply the distress ink to your stamp

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 6
    Step 6

    Spritz the stamp with some water from a spray bottle

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stamp 2-3 times and then repeat steps 5 and 6 before stamping again.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Watercolour Effect Stamping Technique - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue until you have filled the page.

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