AquaTint Watercolour Butterfly

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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.


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Getting started

Gather the supplies needed to create this project:

  • AquaTint pens
  • cardstock
  • stamps & sentiments of your choice
  • spray or spritz bottle with clean water
  • paintbrush (or waterbrush)

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Watercolour with the stamp

Step 1:
Scribble your chosen AquaTint pen colours directly over the stamp.

Step 2:
Stamp on to dry cardstock.


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Step 3:
Using a damp brush, pull the colour out.


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Make it messy

Step 4:
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.


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Step 5:
Allow to dry thoroughly.


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Make an extra (optional)

Step 6:
Before cleaning your stamp, spritz some card and stamp onto it.


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Step 7:
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.


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Step 8:
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!


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