Stain-colorred paper.

Stain-colored paper example.

Materials:

  • distress ink (Tim Holtz) or watercolor paints;
  • waterfilled spraybottle;
  • watercolor paper;
  • A non-sticky surface, like bakingpaper or a piece of tear-off palette.

Step 1: Wipe the ink across the surface:

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Second, spray water over the ink. In case you try to use watercolor, water it down quite a bit and create puddles on the surface. Make sure the colors do not touch, as they will mingle.

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Place a piece of watercolorpaper on top, press lightly. The longer the paper the stays down, the stronger the paper is colorred.

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if you want the paper fully covered with color, move around a bit.

Pick up the paper: Whoa! beautiful!

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If you like, you can spread the wet paint a bit with your finger, or repeat the process with new colors to add a second layer (let the paper dry first).

These papers create great backgrounds for stamping or as a base for giftcards.