Shadow Stamping with Watercolor Crayons
If you have stamped very long, you have probably heard of shadow stamping. But did you know you can shadow stamp with a stamping block and Technique Tuesday's new watercolor crayons?
It's super fun and way easy!
Let me show you how.
To pull of this technique, you are going to need:
* A spritzing bottle filled with water
And here's what you do:
1. Scribble the watercolor crayon all over your stamping block. Be generous with the color and lay down a lot of it.
2. Spritz or mist the block with water. I squirted it two to three times.
3. Press your stamping block firmly (crayon colored side down) onto a panel of cardstock. (Just in case you are wondering, I'm just using inexpensive, basic white cardstock here. Watercolor paper works well, too.)
4. Remove the block. And ta-da! You have a cool shadow background to stamp on once the color is dry.
I made all of these background with this shadow stamping technique.
And I made this little set of cards with technique.
I simply mounted the backgrounds to cards made from cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the Loving Words by Ali Edwards stamp set on each one. Then, I finished them off by coloring in some of the letters with crayons and adding gems.
If you try this technique, I'd love to see your results!
These are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! :)
Posted by: Amanda J | June 20, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Love this! So pretty and I can see how versatile it would be too. Will definitely give it a try.
Posted by: Lisa - papergrace | June 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM
what a great idea, love them. :)
Posted by: Martha | June 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM
This would be really cool on a grid style scrapbook layout. Blues and greens for the beach; hmm. The possibilities. Can't wait to get started.
Posted by: Lynn D | June 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM
So simple it's crazy...I love it, thanks for sharing! Great way to make a quick, professional looking card at the last minute. I will definitely have to try this one very soon!
Posted by: Ricki | June 20, 2011 at 01:06 PM
Great technique, Teri! Can't wait to try it!
Posted by: Linda E | June 20, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Totally fabulous. You're a genius and a rock star. :D
Posted by: Kathi | June 20, 2011 at 01:19 PM
this looks so cool!
Posted by: Laura | June 20, 2011 at 01:23 PM
can't wait to try this
Posted by: Debbie Little | June 20, 2011 at 02:58 PM
LOVE it, Teri! Thanks for sharing this idea!
Posted by: Angela Fehr | June 20, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Super cool results, Teri!! I gotta get back at it and give that a try! Oh, and get the crayons too! :)
Posted by: Kris Chirhart | June 20, 2011 at 09:43 PM
This is awesome!!!
Posted by: Daniela | June 21, 2011 at 05:35 AM
Great idea, I love it!
Posted by: LeAnne | June 22, 2011 at 06:00 AM
This is fantastic! I wasn't much liking the results when using a stamping pad and the clear block. With this watercolor crayons you have better control over the shadow.
Posted by: Ellen Wright | June 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM
Hi Teri!! Remember me? Dayami from CHA Vegas. Anyway, Im so glad I found you here. Great technique and I pray you are doing amazing!!!
Posted by: Dayami | June 24, 2011 at 10:13 AM