Wet on Wet|Watercolor Technique

It's my day to share a technique with you over on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog. Be sure to check out the technique a week post here.

I will show you how to create a simple, abstract, colorful and quick background with the wet on wet watercolor technique.
This is a easy way to get amazing results quick!

First off, I lost my original footage, soooo I show a few wet on wet ideas. My ATC above was made using Brea Reese Glitter Inks (Violet, ultramarine blue and ocean green)

Supplies needed:

  • Brea Reese Watercolor or Glitter Inks of your choice
  • Watercolor paper
  • Water
  • Brush
  1. "Paint" the paper with water
  2. Add Brea Reese Inks to your wet paper either by dripping directly from the bottle or with a brush
  3. Watch the magic happen

You can watch my short process video here. A couple of pics below show other wet on wet watercolor projects.

Oddball Art Stamps used in the projects above are listed below. You can use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10%!

Image #395

Image #396

Hope you enjoyed the technique and I would love to see your creations using this technique! Don't forget to join in our challenges on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog and Facebook Group.

stephanie 🐙

Oddball Art Stamps | New Release Inspiration | Sweetie Pie

Today I wanted to share the new release image#394 Sweetie Pie. You can download her here and you can save 10% if you use the code DTSTEPHANIE10

She is painted with Brea Reese glitter inks and the background is painted with Brea Reese heavy body acrylics on burlap.

Brea Reese Glitter Inks:

  • Lake blue
  • Ocean green
  • Violet
  • Neutral grey
  • Medium magenta
  • Phthalo green
  • Crimson

Brea Reese Heavy Body Acrylic Paints:

  • Raw Umber
  • Unbleached Titanium
  • Burnt sienna

Isn't she just the sweetest? Thank you for stopping by!

stephanie 🐙

Zombie Kokeshi?!

Over on Vera Lane Studio it's the final week of Blooms. I have a few projects to share. The kokeshi dolls ATCs below feature digistamps from Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop.

I decided to make one of the cute little kokeshi dolls a zombie! Even though she is undead she's still super cute and happy!

I posted a teaser video on my YouTube and Instagram page last week for the lil blue haired cutie above. The background for both pieces are painted with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and washi tape.

If you'd like to see how I painted the beauties above just click here to watch my YouTube video. Please subscribe and comment are welcome:)


The Mermaid 

This week over on Vera Lane there is a new release The Mermaid from the Floral Park Collection. She has to be my new favorite! There’s so many extras in this set! All the quotes are perfect! 

My journal page above was painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks:

  • Medium magenta
  • Cadmium yellow 
  • Ocean green
  • Phthalo green
  • Lake blue 
  • Orange
  • Raw umber
  • Neutral grey
  • Ultramarine blue

And gold glitter ink brush pen.

Click image above to be transported to the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store! 

I used the same Brea Reese colors as listed above to make this pocket page in my Mini Happy Planner. I added large sparkly sequin “bubbles.”  I will do a how to tutorial in the next few weeks on how I created the pocket page. 

Hope you enjoyed my post today.

stephanie 🐙

Handmade Card with Brea Reese Glitter Inks & Vera Lane Studio Digistamps 

This weeks theme on Vera Lane Studio is Summertime. For my design team project I made a card featuring Helga’s Hedgehog and a warm summery stained glass background made with Brea Reese glitter inks. I show my process in this video below.

(Click image to view the video)

Items used in this project:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks: pink & cadmium yellow
  • Brea Reese waterbrush 
  • Vera Lane Studio digistamp: Helga’s Hedgehog set
  • Watercolor paper
  • Black card
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive 
  • Water Spritzer 
  • Tim Holtz quote

Click image to purchase Helga's Hedgehog set

Below are the other projects I created for this weeks Summertime theme:

Click on images to purchase the digistamps I used for each project.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week and check back soon!

stephanie 🐙

We Are Family ATC

Hello and welcome! This week I made an ATC featuring Vera Lane Studio’s new release, The ThreeBears, from the Woodlands Collection. I used Photoshop to arrange and layer the digistamp images (will share a tutorial on how I do that later).

One of my favorite mediums to use coloring/painting the digistamps is Tim Holtz distress inks. In the YouTube video this week you will see how many different colors I use in just one project. I absolutely love how each layer blends and becomes something new. They are my go to medium for coloring my Vera Lane Studio digistamps!!

The Three Bears is such an adorable set and is a perfect compliment to the Woodlands Collection. I challenge myself to mix and match the different collections and use them in different ways. I would love to see what everyone else creates. Please feel free to share your creations!

stephanie 🐙

How to Paint Transparent Balloons

     Today I want to share how I make the balloons I paint look transparent. I used the Vera Lane Studio digistamp set Cheers. You can get it here.  I print the digistamps with a Canon printer on Canson watercolor paper that I trim down to 8 ½ x 11 inches.

The supplies I used are:

  • Tim Holtz distress inks
  • Pentel waterbrush
  • Sakura Gelli Roll pen
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • heat gun (because I’m impatient 😜)

You can watch the time lapse video of my process here on my YouTube channel.

Be sure to check Instagram for all my latest projects.

Hope you enjoy!