The Watercolour Effect: Combining Customised Rubber Stamps With Paint

Add a touch of colour into mundane everyday tasks by combining your customised rubber stamps with watercolour paint. Not only will it serve to brighten up your day, they also serve as excellent emergency crafting supplies. Here’s how to combine your customised rubber stamps with watercolour paint:

  1. Material

Usually, any type of watercolour paint you get from stationery stores can be used, but if you are looking for something more long lasting, then you may have to search for watercolour paints that are of a higher quality and more resistant. One good way to distinguish them would be that higher quality watercolour paint contains more pigment and can be a little bit more expensive since it’s colour variety is wider as well. You can get them online or from specialty art stores like Art Friend.

  1. Wet VS Dry

One of the things watercolour paint is good for would be that it brings you different effects based on how damp or dry your material is and how much water is mixed into the paint. Experiment around with different water levels and you can use them as an added background base for your name card designs using your customised rubber stamp. You can even create different layered effects by overlaying the stamped images with one another on the name card to add visual engagement.

  1. Crisp VS Soft

Watercolour paint or ink usually give a soft blurred type of effect if blended with some amount of water. If you are looking for sharper crisper images, then it would be better to spread the watercolour paint directly on your customised rubber stamp and make sure there is an even amount to reduce unevenness. Feel free to experiment with both crisp and softer impressions to see what you can come up with.

  1. Drying

Watercolour paint takes a longer time to dry compared to rubber stamp ink, especially when mixed with water. Try to use thicker card stock material when you combine customised rubber stamps with watercolour paint since thin card stock could become too unstable and flakey to use. Allow the material to dry for a good while and refrain from touching so as to prevent the possibility of smudging.

  1. Washing

After you have finished, make sure you wash your customised rubber stamp with warm water to dissolve the paint. Dry it with paper towels and leave it to dry further for a while until you can be sure that no moisture is retained. If there are dry clumps still stuck to the rubber stamp, you can scrape it off lightly with a tooth pick and rinse it clean again.

These are the 5 basic things to remember when using customised rubber stamps with watercolour paint. As long as you keep these in mind, you will be free to explore and experiment with the many different possibilities you can create with your rubber stamps!

Posted on: September 15, 2016

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