Posted on June 07 2018
AquaTint Watercolour Butterfly
AquaTint pens are filled with bright water-soluble dye-based ink, dispensed through a fine nylon brush. Their colours can be applied as accurately or freely as you want, then blended out with water for an amazing result every time.They are perfect for a wide range of Mixed Media and distress background effects.
Gather the supplies needed to create this project:
- AquaTint pens
- stamps & sentiments of your choice
- spray or spritz bottle with clean water
- paintbrush (or waterbrush)
Watercolour with the stamp
Scribble your chosen AquaTint pen colours directly over the stamp.
Stamp on to dry cardstock.
Using a damp brush, pull the colour out.
Make it messy
Place a piece of scrap cardstock down on the table, turn the cardstock away from you and spritz the bottom of the image so the colour runs.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
Make an extra (optional)
Before cleaning your stamp, spritz some card and stamp onto it.
Drag the colour out with a Clear Sparkle pen.
There will not be as much colour to drag out as the ink would have already moved with water.
Turn your finished pieces into cards, frameable art, or whatever you would like!
This technique works well on white or kraft cardstock - try it today!