Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~ Water Stamping

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!!

By Judy Cantrell

Compendium of Curiosities Water Stamping page 35
By Tim Holtz


Craft sheet

Distress inks

Embossing ink

Archival ink


Ink blending tool with foam applicator

Tag or cardstock with smooth finish

Heat tool




  1. Start with a craft sheet down on work table. Next, ink your blending tool with distress ink; start on the outside edges working in a circular motion.
  2. Continue inking using various distress inks until you are pleased with the results.     
Note: Tim’s suggestion; use inks with bold deep colors for best results.

  1. Ink your stamp with embossing ink.
  2. Mist your stamp with a fine mist water sprayer. This is where it might take a few tries to get just enough water on stamp.
  3. Press stamp down on your distress inked background. Lift off immediately dry the wet image using a heat tool. As the image dries your water stamping image appears.
  4. Finish using your choice of embellishments and stamps.  
Note: I replaced water with a mixture of Perfect Pearls powder [perfect pearl] mixed with water in a Mini-Mister as my example.


  1. Fabulous technique, love the effect and colours too
    hugs June x


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