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How to make a watercolor poppy with distress stains

Make a Watercolor Poppy With Distress Stains

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Start with a piece of Bristol smooth Cardstock sized to fit your stamp. Mine is 5x5. Use a stamp platform if you have one.

Start with a piece of Bristol smooth Cardstock sized to fit your stamp. Mine is 5x5. Use a stamp platform if you have one.

The misti helps make this whole card a lot easier, but can be done without.

The misti helps make this whole card a lot easier, but can be done without.

Using distress stains gently tap onto stamp.

Using distress stains gently tap onto stamp.

Going from lightest to darkest with your colors. For the stem and leaves I put crushed olive and then peeled paint.

Going from lightest to darkest with your colors. For the stem and leaves I put crushed olive and then peeled paint.

Add your reds. I used candied apple as my base, with a little fired brick on top.

Add your reds. I used candied apple as my base, with a little fired brick on top.

Use ground espresso for the center of the flower.

Use ground espresso for the center of the flower.

Stamp!

Stamp!

With the Misti you can stamp again if you need more color

With the Misti you can stamp again if you need more color

Remove card from Misti, and use paintbrush and water to spread the color

Remove card from Misti, and use paintbrush and water to spread the color

Heat dry or air dry

Heat dry or air dry

Place back on misti

Place back on misti

Using ground espresso distress ink, ink stamp

Using ground espresso distress ink, ink stamp

Stamp!! This is super pretty offset as well

Stamp!! This is super pretty offset as well

Use Micro glaze to seal your image

Use Micro glaze to seal your image

Use vintage photo ink on the edges of the card, followed by ground espresso

Use vintage photo ink on the edges of the card, followed by ground espresso

Spritz water onto the card

Spritz water onto the card

I prefer the flicking method

I prefer the flicking method

Dry with heat tool

Dry with heat tool

Distress the edges of paper

Distress the edges of paper

All finished!! I adhered mind to a card.

  • Bristol Smooth Paper
  • Candied Apple Distress Stain
  • Fired Brick Distress Stain
  • Peeled Paint Distress Stain
  • Crushed Olive Distress Stain
  • Ground Espresso Distress Stain
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Poppy Stamp
  • Ground Espresso Distress Ink
  • Paper Distresser Tool
  • Paintbrush
  • A misti or stamp platform is helpful