Water Webbing Page
Julia Andrus demonstrates this beautiful technique which creates images surrounded by delicate "webs" of color.
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Designed and demonstrated by Julia Andrus.
Materials and Tools:
soft tooth cardstock (the cheaper the better!)
Big and Juicy water-based rainbow pads
spray bottle of water
Load the stamp with ink and stamp on the paper. Remove the stamp and immediately spray with water. Spray directly above the image and it will make the ink bleed. Manipulate the paper if you like to make more webbing.
Note: You must do this on completely dry paper, so if you want to do multiple images, create a mask and lay over the image before you spray. You can also quicken the process by using a heat tool.
- For added pizzaz, dust the images before they are dry with Perfect Pearls. This creates a luminous effect.
- The paper is critical to this process. Test some to see which gives you the best results. You want a soft tooth card stock. I found the cheaper the better. Very smooth or hot-pressed papers control the bleed too much.
- Don't use your fine mister bottles for this process. You want a real "spitter."
- I like Chunky stamps because they are bold and the foam allows you to deliver lots of ink to the surface of the paper by compressing the stamp. Any bold stamp will work. Fine-lined and detailed stamps don't work as well.
- I use Big and Juicy rainbow pads from Ranger because they are water based and come in many luscious color combinations. They are oversized and you can ink all your bigger stamps.