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Watercoloring with Distress Ink

There is a new stamp line design, Pen and Ink, that a good friend directed me to find. I was to purchase 3 stamps for her while I was at this store; I loved them so much I had to buy a few for myself. Thanks, Gail! The artwork is by Josephine Kimberling, who resides in the Seattle area, and has an extensive background in art and design. She has created designs for Nordstrom and Hallmark according to her website. I'm so happy she is sharing her beautiful art with the stamping world by collaborating with Impress Cards and Crafts.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Magenta Style, Pen and Ink Stamp, Josephine Kimberlling, Memory Box, Watercolor

I stamped the image onto 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper on the smooth side with Distress Ink. I let it sit for a while to dry.

I pulled color from the stamped ink with a watercolor brush and small amounts of water. I loved working the color around.

I cut a frame panel, and die cut a circle out to frame the image; it was placed a little high so I could add a sentiment.

With my MISTI, the sentiment was stamped before adhering the framed panel. After, fun foam was placed on the back and adhered to the base card. A couple of sequins were added around the sentiment.

Pen and Ink, Peony Stamp (5579K) by Josephine Kimberling

Magenta "what a wonderful world" stamp (07.955)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves (90182)

Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die)30036)

MultiCraft Imports Craft Medley Cup Sequins in Viola (GC457F)

140 lb. cold press watercolor paper

Linen Card Stock 80 lb. in Cream (framing panel)

Crafter's Companion card stock from Elegance Card Pack 11"x17" for base card (6x6 square)

I can't wait to get back to doing more; I may have to do a whole string of these in different colors. I'm sure my next post will feature another stamp design from Pen and Ink.

Dianne Johnson at Art 'n Soul has created a beautiful card using a technique taught by Jennifer McGuire. It offers a dazzling finish that is quite elegant by using Perfect Pearls.

Dianne Johnson, Magenta Style, Perfect Pearls, Jennifer McGuire, Art 'n Soul

Click on this link to Dianne's blog for the details:

On the Magenta blog, Bianca has created another beautiful card using Magenta's Nuance and new stamp designs.

Magenta Style, Bianca van Noort, Nuance Watercolor

Click on this link to the Magenta blog for Bianca's posting:

Last week, Impression Obsession had a joint blog hop with Chameleon Pens. This is a beautiful card that Kittie Caracciolo created; I think you could make a similar card using a different coloring medium if you do not own the Chameleon Pens.

Click on this link to Kittie's blog for the details:

Thank you for stopping by and sharing some time with me. Have a fabulous Friday!

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