Today I am going to share 2 ways to whitewash a stamped image. The Cottage Rose bundle is perfect for whitewashing or coloring. Lots of open space to tint as you wish. Are you excited to discover yet another way to play with your Cottage Rose bundle? (My Quick Shopping Links are included at the end of this post.)
Here is my card.
I am sure that there are many ways to produce a whitewashed effect. Today I will show you 2 of my favorite – watercolor pencils and white craft ink painting.
This is my preferred method because there is no drying time. But it does produce a lighter whitewash. Stamp your image then grab a white watercolor pencil and color in your image. TIP: If there are shading lines like the cottage rose, color around those so you don’t lose any definition. After your image is colored, blur the color lines with a Blender Pen.
White Craft Ink
Do you like a brighter whitewash? Then the white craft ink painting is great. Squeeze out some white craft paint from your refill bottle onto an acrylic block. TIP: Putting the ink on the acrylic block makes for easy cleanup. Use a Blender Pen to paint the white craft ink onto your image. You could use a paintbrush but I like the firmer pointed tip on the Blender Pen. Just a personal preference.
Now that you know the basics let’s get started and whitewash the Cottage Rose.
MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Kraft notecards & envelopes
- Kraft 6″x 6″ Paper (x2)
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 5″
- Very Vanilla Thick cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
- STAMP SET
- Cottage Rose
- Boughs & Blossoms
- DIES / PUNCHES
- Cottage Flowers dies
- Deckled Rectangle dies
- EMBOSSING FOLDER / POWDER
- INKS & MARKERS
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
- White Craft ink refill
- Watercolor Pencils
- Blender Pen
- OTHER SUPPLIES
- Adhesives: Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
- Cut & Emboss Machine
- Paper Trimmer & Paper Snips
- Bone Folder
CREATING PIECES & PARTS
- Stamp the cottage rose image from the Cottage Rose stamp set onto the 6″ x 6″ Kraft paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Stamp the cottage rose image on the front of the Kraft notecard. Leave a blank space in the right quadrant of the notecard front.
- Whitewash the cottage rose image using either method: watercolor pencils or painting with craft ink refill.
- After images are dry, die-cut the cottage rose using the Cottage Flowers dies.
- Die-cut the 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle from both the Kraft Paper and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. TIP: I added the Cherry Cobbler layer because the Deckled Rectangle dies are not sized to layer on a notecard (they work great with A2 card sizes). It worked out great to add the touch of color to the left side of the card where most of my cottage flowers were clustered.
- Layer with Dimensionals behind the die-cut deckled edge Kraft paper panel and behind the lower left cottage rose.
- Stamp the thank you sentiment from the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set.
FINISH WITH A FLARE
Stamp the envelope and add some customizing to the card insert. I stamped the cottage rose on the envelope flap and whitewashed it.
Are you going to whitewash the cottage rose image? Try it on Night of Navy or the NEW Starry Sky cardstock for some extra POP of color.
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Deckled Rectangle Dies #159173 $30
* 8 dies
* Use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
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I’m a big fan of the white-washed look. Can’t decide which process I prefer, but I’m so impatient that even if I like the starkness of the pigment ink, I’d probably opt for the watercolor pencils, too! Love the cards done on Kraft, but I can’t wait to do this on Misty Moonlight. Thanks for the continued inspiration.
Misty Moonlight background sound lovely. I too like the brighter color using the pigment ink (but impatience rules in crafting – lol). I did whitewash several with the pigment ink and just put them away on a tray for later. LOL
Love the whitewash look Ann. I never would have thought to use my blender pen with white craft ink but it makes perfect sense seeing your results. Love your card and all of your cottage rose creations.
Thank you, Lynn. I learned that tip from Lisa Freeman. And it did make perfect sense. I keep one Blender just for use with craft ink.