Watercolor Resist Emboss

This is a very quick and easy technique – once you know how.

Stamp your topper using Versamark, then heat emboss with either white or clear embossing powder. (I used white.)

Once dry, spritz sections of your paper, and using watercolours (I used Distress Stains) and an aquapen, lightly ‘paint’ the elements you’ve stamped, changing out colours for the background.

If the colours are too dark for your liking, add more water.  If they’re too light, add more colour.  Continue to spritz sections as you go. If the paper is too dry, spritz again. This won’t work if the paper is too dry.

Leave it to dry completely before using.

For this card I’ve used Inspired by Stamping Elegant Flowers (for the background), and Inspired by Stamping Daisies (for the sentiment).

If you have watercolour paper, that’s the best option, but if not, just use normal cardstock as I did.


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15 thoughts on “Watercolor Resist Emboss

  1. This is gorgeous Cheryl. I’m going to try it. Of course we know the emboss resist technique, and I have used it a lot. But I love that you have watercolored the flowers a different color than the background. it’s such a beautiful, delicate look. I’m trying it immediately, thanks for the inspiration!!
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  2. Thanks so much Judy. This is not my technique, I saw it on a private membership site (The Stampnation), and fell in love with it.

    I’ve already made another card using this technique, but the card it totally different!!

  3. Thanks so much, Mynnette! It looks even better IRL, but difficult to see all the texture in a photograph.

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