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Mixing Techniques

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Stamping, inking, cutting, layering . . . we all have our favorite techniques! But have you ever thought about combining techniques—and maybe even going a little crazy with them?
Try this. First, moisten a piece of Watercolor Paper with your Aqua Painter and water—no ink. Then, apply a color glaze using the Aqua Painter and Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills. When you add the ink—depending on how long you allow it to dry—you’ll create fun effects!

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Then adhere All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper strips. (Tip: set your Paper Trimmer aside and use your Paper Snips, instead—for a less "perfect" look.) Then use a Sponge Dauber to cover everything with a little Whisper White Craft ink.
Our card background is ready! Let's add the finishing touches!
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Using images from the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set, stamp the snowflake in Marina Mist ink. If you stamp the image multiple times without reinking, it will give depth to your project. A few spots and popped-out accents round out the look.
Repeat these steps to get varying results—depending on the shapes you feel like exploring. Check out these watercolor circles and their little bit of silver embossing.
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I hope you'll try this out—and that you’ll make beautiful discoveries while you mix techniques!
Hélène Legrand
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Note: to see this article in its original French, please click here.

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