Most important tool (not shown above)....a fine mist spray
The first step is to select bold or solid stamp. The
more defined the design......the better.
If the design is not cut deep enough or doesn't have enough
definition you will end up with a blob.
Begin to color the rubber beginning with the lightest color
you will use. Try to use at least three colors. On the
Sunflower, pictured, start with your light yellow.
Do some shading with a datrker gold...just in spots.
Next do the leaves with two different
greens and last....the centers in browns.
You will want to hold the spray bottle about
12 inches away from stamp.
Spray colored stamp until the water is visible
on image. Stamp onto watercolor paper.
If you have a blob, you have sprayed too much
If the image doesn't transfer well, you don't have
Practice makes perfect...well not always ...I have been doing
this for years and I get some really bad ones too...a lot of
them. I save these and use the good parts
....the bad parts I cut up and make mosaics.
(Lesson: There are no mistakes! Just raw material for the next