Water coloring is an easy and quick way to create something beautiful on paper. Pan watercolors, which are often very reasonably priced, are perfect to have in your craft supplies along with rubber stamps. We have many stamp designs that lend themselves to be colored in using a small paint brush.Here are some examples of stamping and painting with watercolors.
Above, our Circles Rubber Cling Stamp in blue ink on watercolor paper, a black cardstock mat embossed with words and white card base.
The Circles Rubber Stamp is one of our most versatile design for adding watercolors. The stamp measures about 4 inches x 6 inches in size. It is a design that you can stamp many times and never get bored with. Because of its universal theme, the stamp is great for a handmade card front and goes with any sentiment. It's also great for a journaling page since layers go well over it, while still showing pattern.
Above photo is our Circles Rubber Stamp in a dark colored blue: Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire. The paper is from a mixed media pad, Strathmore 90 lb and has a smooth surface ideal for adding watercolors. The mixed media paper is good if you want a perfect stamp impression without worrying about textured paper.
Tip: When using textured paper specifically for watercolors, remember to place craft foam or a paper towel under your paper when stamping especially large background rubber stamps to get a perfect impression.
Another one of our rubber stamps great for water coloring is Leaves Background Rubber Stamp. It measures approximately 4 inches x 6 inches. The great feature of this design is that it leaves room for painting shadows under the leaves, which is so fun to do!
For the leaves card, I used a subtle ink, Distress Oxide, Rusty Hinge (a brownish, orange ink) to blend with the watercolors of orange, red and yellow.
For some of the leaves, I added highlight lines with a thin, orange marker to make them stand out a bit.
Another stamp that is smaller in size, but like Leaves Background is Foliage Rubber Stamp. It has a similar pattern in which you could color in shading under the leaves.
The large background stamps make excellent 5x7 sized cards and are fun to add word stickers for your intended occasion.
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To see all of our leaves related rubber stamps, click here.