Watercolor Brush Stroke Stamps - Using Wet & Dry

by - February 20, 2018

Hello there! I'm starting this week off with one of my current favorite stamp trends happening right now; watercolor brush stamps. These stamps are made to look like a watercolor brush swipe using only ink. Since the stamps are basically just 'lines', it can be a little confusing when deciding how and where to use them on a project. 


Today I'm using the brush stroke stamps included in the Eat Sleep Create stamp set that is part of Catherine Pooler's new Zen Garden Release to suggest two different ways that you can easily use these types of stamps. 

For my first card I used the brush stroke stamp as a contrasting background to the floral stamp from the Hello Lovely set by Concord and 9th. This example uses dry ink on the stamp and then stamped onto a piece of Catherine Pooler Premium White Card Stock. By doing this I created a pattern to add interest and design to my card stock.

My second card uses a wet "watercolor stamping" technique. It's works so beautifully with brush stroke stamps because you can't tell the difference between this and actual watercoloring. 

By spraying water onto the inked up stamp on your acrylic block, you're basically creating watercolor so long as you're using dye ink. In this example I used a spectrum of green inks to create a bit of an ombre look as a background for my "thanks" sentiment. 

I hope I've given you some ideas on how to use these brush mark stamps on your projects. Let me know if you've decided to give these techniques a try and make sure to tag me on instagram @ashlea_crafts so that I can see your creations!

Supplies Used:

Catherine Pooler Premium White Card Stock: 

Eat Sleep Create Set:

Concord and 9th Hello Lovely: 

Thanks Die: 

Catherine Pooler Inks: 

Acrylic Blocks: 

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper Penny:

Copic Markers: 

Ink Blending Tool: 

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