***My first photo is a photo of everything I would need to water colour with distress inks :
- my acrylic blocks that I try and wash once a week as I use double sided tape for un-mounted stamps if I am out of ezy mount and they can get rather sticky
- I then have my tin full of my distress inks
- my stamp & StazOn ink pad
- my aqua painter, these come in 3 sizes and I mainly use the fine point and medium, in this tutorial I used medium tip
- my Lil Lolita Evie stamp that I had already stamped hence her still having ink
- my water colour paper (Stampin’ Up!)
- I have my ink pallet that I picked up at a cheap craft store
- and then of course the one re-inker I don’t have in an ink pad form, don’t know why, just one of those things…
So then we have the stamped image onto the water colour paper and using my acrylic block and stazon ink.
As you can see from above I start at the base to give that depth right away with darker shades I feel this is easier.
Now she needs a pretty pink dress. And I am going to give her a light pink dress with darker pink little kittens. First once again like the skin tones I start of with the lightest colour of Spun Sugar and colour all over and then going back to give a little more depth.
***And then I get my Distress Victorian Velvet also a new colour and give it some more depth in the places I require and then the places that don’t will still have the light Spun Sugar and then giving a all over effect. So as you can see below you can already see the effect taking place….
Once they dry I then go over them with my aqua painter to move the ink just a little. I find that when the ink dries and you then colour over you only move a little of the ink and that is perfect for that light looking shade as you can see above.
Thank you for taking the time to read and look through my tutorial. I hope that it has taught you something new, or just inspired you to give water colouring a try.