Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Water Stamping


This is my example for the first technique of the Compendium Challenge.
I used Dusty Concord, Faded Denim, Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire inks. The stamp came from Impression Obsession and the saying came from StampScapes. I also
used Faded Denim and Picket Fence Stickles to create a bubble/current effect around the edges. Really hard to photgraph well.
I found this to be a tad tricky to get the effect I wanted; ink had to be thick, but not to dark, and stamp had to be left for a moment or two...too quick and no noticable effect; too long, and a wet blob. I had tried with different papers, and the papers couldn't be too absorbent. I went with the tag for the most notable effect.

8 comments:

  1. Kim, your waterstamping looks phenomenal! You really perfected the technique, and got such a clear, crisp image. Gorgeous tag all the way around, and I'm so happy you joined the Challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Love the colors Kim! Great image!

    Linda H

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  3. Yep, love those colors! Very nice!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the color combination...and the simplicity of the shell image, combined with the perfect sentiment, is wonderful.

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  5. Your tag looks fabulous - love your colour combo.

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  6. Wow, you have done a fabulous job with this technique, your image is perfect! Love your colours too - cheers!

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  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had trouble with this , took me 15 tries ,seriously! and still so light you can barely see mine! Your looks wonderful!

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