Friday, May 29, 2015

100% Happy Friends with Flair

 For today's Friends with Flair over on the Unity blog
I thought I would share a how-to on a watercolor background with multiple uses.
First, stamp the ferris wheel on watercolor paper.

 Ink up the clear handle with blue and green inks. 
Then spritz with water.

 Press into the pre-stamped watercolor paper.
 Let the watery ink run. 
You can either let dry naturally or dry with heat gun.

 I used the extra watery ink on the handle on a larger piece of watercolor paper,
then used it for a scrapbook layout.
 So, the inking on this one was done first, and then stamped over the top, once dry.

 Note that it will come out different every time, 
depending on the amount of ink and water, and type of paper too.
 So, I used one for a tag. Just glued it to a sheet of black and punched a hole and added ribbon.
 Second, I glued to a card front with background paper.
 With some doodled ink pen edges.

 And finally, added to an 8x8 scrapbook page of my husband and nephew.
Stamps: 100% Happy store set from Unity (both the ferris wheel and stars stamps)


  1. What a fun technique. I like how each is has it's own unique pattern. :)

  2. What a fun idea & technique. Love your layout - gorgeous! I'm not usually a big fan of only one photo on a page, but this really is striking.

  3. Love what you have done here,gorgeous

  4. Great image. I love how you incorporated it into a scrapbook layout.
    Shanna :)

  5. Thanks for sharing the technique with us. Lovely layout and Love the card and tag. I have that stamp and haven't use it yet.

  6. your technique and card is awesome!

  7. Super fun stamp! Love the projects and technique! ♥

  8. Your projects are beautiful! Thank you for the step-by-step guide on your creation. I love the soft colors with the black image.

  9. I like the idea of using your stamp block. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great projects. I LOVE that ferris wheel stamp.

  11. This is an awesome technique! Love how you used all the ink (No waste, yay!) and how all the projects came out different.

  12. Love the multiple use. You are my kind of scrspbooker. I also love to take advantage of materials and lots of uses for each. Great job!

  13. Thanks for showing how you made these.

  14. Wow these are great. Thanks for sharing at FWF and for the wonderful tutorial.
    Crafty hugs,


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