I used an acrylic (clear) block to watercolor my background for this lighthouse card. It’s easy and you’ll get a different look every time!
You will need the following supplies handy:
1.Stampin’ Spots in Garden Green, Island Indigo and Marina Mist.
2. Water spritzer
3. Watercolor paper (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)
4. Clear Block E
Spritz your watercolor paper until it is well saturated and allow it to sit and absorb while you prep the clear block.
Place your clear block E so that it is in “portrait” position. Starting at the top of the block, rub your lightest ink color (Marina Mist in this case) over 1/3 of the block. Stampin’ Spots are the perfect size for this technique and while they are not available except through a Paper Pumpkin subscription, you can make your own with un-inked spots (#141822) and an ink refill of your choice.
Rub Island Indigo over the next 1/3 of the block.
Finally, rub Garden Green over the bottom 1/3 of the block.
Press the block down over your wet watercolor paper. If the paper has curled, you’ll need to flatten it a bit first, using your fingers or a pair of tweezers.
Press hard over the entire block and then slowly lift it off. If there are runny edges, you can allow them to run back into the paper or just let them dry naturally.
Use a heat gun to speed up the drying process. Once dry, stamp the lighthouse and scenery with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.