Friday, May 25, 2012

Stamping With Watercolors Tutorial

It's time for another tutorial with watercolors.... this time using stamps to make cool patterns on paper!  It's a simple project that will take you 5 minutes or less and it's fun to do with kids too.

You can use ink to make these, but watercolors give you a completely different effect.  It's much more fun  :)

Watercolor Stamp Art
Watercolor Stamp Art

Materials:
Cardstock (any color) or plain copy paper
Watercolor Paints
Paint Brush
Rubber Stamps


Step 1:  Load up your paint brush with water and paint. then "paint" the surface of the rubber stamp.  You can use one color or many colors, you can try it with lots of pigment or just a little.  Just experiment and have fun!

Watercolor Stamp Art

Here's my little guy going at it... he thought it was pretty cool :)


This is what your stamp may look like after the paint is applied...


Step 2: Place the stamp down on the paper and press lightly.

Watercolor Stamp Art

Step 3:  Lift the stamp off the paper and see the cool design it makes!


Step 4:  Repeat the previous steps, alternating colors, to fill the entire page.  You can do them in rows or all over the place in no particular order,  whatever you like.

Watercolor Stamp Art

Check out all the designs I made.. so fun!  The crazy flower one on the far left is my favorite :)




13 comments:

  1. Looks like fun to me!... Have a great holiday weekend! ~tina

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  2. Cool! I think Spencer would actually like this one. I like your flower one the best. The sun finally decided to come out today, so I'll save this idea for the next rainy day.

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  3. They look great! What a fun activity! I'd love for you to stop by my Pinteresting Party and share.

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  4. Not just a fun activity, but a good way to do a card background, or wrapping paper. Sweet picture of DS!

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  5. I've never seen stamping done this way. I bet my kids would have a blast. Thanks! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  6. What a great way to include toddlers in your crafting! I agree with the random flower one being the best of the bunch. Thanks for the fun idea :)

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  7. super cool idea.. I love it! All the designs are fantastic.. :)

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  8. How fun to do, and it looks great when it's finished!

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  9. What a great tutorial, I would have not thought of stamping with water colors. Thank you very much for sharing it, I am your newest follower, come visit me if you wish.

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  10. These are AMAZING. They would make such fun wrapping paper or to put in a frame and use as your own DIY message board. I also see them framed in a baby nursery;-)
    Love them!

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  11. I'm going to have to try this with the boys. :) Thanks!

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  12. Very cool! I used to teach a rubber stamping class (for adults) and this is definitely something I would have added to it! I was surprised at the number of grown ups who were intimidated by stamps because they were afraid the images wouldn't be "perfect enough" when that's the beauty of stamps: their imperfection! This a great technique to get over that "too perfect" block!

    Great blog!!

    Betty

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