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Unread 01-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by janbin View Post
The technique that always frustrates me is probably an older one - you use 3 different re-inkers and a baby wipe. Drip 2 or 3 spots of each re-inker onto the wipe - the colours should run into each other and make a unique "stamp pad". I learned to do this at a workshop - ordered the re-inkers and the stamps we used - and have NEVER been able to reproduce those results - it always ends up being a blotchy, yucky mess.
For the people having problems with watercolouring - I use watercolour paper, a damp to wet fine paintbrush, and a stamp pad. With the pad closed, squeeze the lid down onto the ink pad. Open the stamp pad up, and you should have a pool of colour on the lid. Dip your paintbrush into the ink and go about "painting" - you can adjust the depth of the colour by how much water you use for your brush. HTH!
This is what I do for watercoloring, but use an aqua brush instead. It is much easier to control the water to make it lighter and darker to have highlights and shadows. I don't do much coloring on stamped images, but when I do this is how I do it or use watercolor crayons.
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