Rubber Stamping and Watercolor Paints
The buzz in the stamping world is Watercolors. That's right good old watercolor paints.There are sooo many cool ways to use watercolors with your rubber stamps. Just remember to use waterproof / permanent ink. I like the brand StazOn, or if you do not have that, make sure that you emboss the ink that you have so that it does not bleed all through your image when you are painting with your watercolors. Also watercolors work best with watercolor paper. This paper holds its shape when wet and will not get all lumpy and bumpy. Try to find a smooth watercolor paper, just because your stamp image will look better.
If you are going to make a greeting card, a great idea would be to stamp your image on a piece of watercolor paper, and also paint on that piece of paper, but when you are finished, cut it out and layer it onto the cover of your card. This look will be so professional and if you put a border around it your image it will look like a beautiful framed painting.
I can not believe how many different types of watercolors are on the market now days. We have the good old fashion kind, the dry "circles" in a long case that you just put a wet brush on to get the color, or there are some that are in tubes and are wet already you just brush them on, some come in jars, pencils, and even crayons.
Watercolors are the easiest way to create shading, just by blending more ink and less water or visa versa. If you have too much water on your paper all you need to do is blot the excess with a paper towel.
The main thing is to have fun and let your creativity run wild.
Have a Great Day and do not forget to leave time to Craft!