I am sharing a fun tutorial with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, demo-ing a fun way to add colour to stamped images with a water brush.
This technique is super easy, anyone can do it!
You will need a few simple supplies, an ink pad or two (any water based ink will do) a water brush, and an image stamped with permanent ink like Stazon.
Your water brush has a chamber that you will fill with tap water prior to using. With your ink pad closed, give it a gentle squeeze, this will put a small amount of ink onto the lid that you can work with (as shown above).
Now, squeeze the centre of your brush to let a little water out of the chamber to moisten the bristles, then use the tip of the brush to pick up some ink from the ink pad lid.
The fun parts starts now, just fill in the blanks with colour,there are not tricks or techniques, just paint.... so fun! You can work from the centre out if you want the edges a little lighter, or go over a section two or three times to darken the image. Be careful to let the ink dry in between coats.
You can use a baby wipe to clean the tip of your brush between colours, or squeeze a little water through the chamber and wipe it off.
Pick up a second colour....
... and add it to your image.
I used my image to create this little tag, along with a few bits and pieces from my 'junk' drawer.
You can contact ScrapMuch? via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your water brush today!
... here are a few close ups, as you can see, I also used embellishments from Studio Calico, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants, Queen & Co., MME, and Pink Paislee. I like the way all the elements came together... I seriously have to pull more stuff from my stash!
and here is the sketch .....
Stuck?! Sketches! is partnering with The Studio Challenges site for this challenge, who have given us this amazing colour challenge to work with. If you use both the sketch and the colour challenge you can link up with both sites for a chance at the prizes!
I hope you find the time to play along, we have 2 great prizes to offer. A big thank you goes out to Paper Secrets, for sponsoring Stuck?! Sketches July 15th challenge, they are offering an Authentique Prize pack, to one lucky participant!
AND thank you to Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a fabulous kit to a second lucky participant!
Now why don't you pop on over to Stuck?! Sketches to see what the team has created!
I am up on The Doodle Garden site, sharing a project today! I coloured up "Swimming Sam", to make a fun birthday card! If you have been visiting me for a while you will know that I am a sucker for little boy digis, of course, I like the girlie ones too, but the boys have my heart!
I am up on the Boys Rule site today, sharing a new layout and a sketch. Here is my page...
I just had a blast with this kit, there were just so many options for pages to scrap, photo possibilities and themes. I am telling you you will use every single scrap of paper, definitely a great investment!
Here are a few close up shots....
As you can see, I had a lot of fun with the stickers ad the wooden disks.
And here is the sketch, for the challenge over at Boys Rule, I sure hope you can join in on the fun!