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I admit that when I first saw the Block Stamping video, I thought we could do the same thing with palette stamps. Then I started seeing the beautiful cards that were posted in the gallery. No way would the inks blend like that on a palette. I love the effect you can get with this technique. I've always liked Generation Stamping, but misting the image with water before stamping gives it the appearance of a watercolor painting. Fabulous. Jennifer, thank you for the terrific tutorials.

Here're my first efforts. Well, the first ones I kept. A few hit the garbage can including one background that just came out great, but I messed it up when I stamped on it.

6 1/8“ x 5 3/8”
6 x 5 5/16"

Card–Bazzill's Prismatics Spring Willow Dark
140-lb. hot press watercolor paper

Distress Inks:
Mostly Old Paper and Weathered Wood
Shabby Shutters and Cloudy Blue on edges
Forest Moss to stamp trees

Art Impression images–love these trees

The second card had a heavier misting of water on the inked block before stamping with it.

Tip: When lifting the block up from the watercolor paper, it would drip in places I didn't want ink so I started putting paper towels on the wc paper around the block before lifting. Then I lifted quickly. This helped to keep the white area around the inked background clear of ink.

TFL. Daria


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