Have you wondered how to use the Aqua Painter with Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Ink Refills or Classic Stampin' Ink Pads? Here are some tips to start using such a versatile product.
1. To use, carefully squeeze the barrel of the painter. If too much pressure is applied, liquid may come out too fast.
2. For best results, empty the barrel and wipe moisture from the brush tip for storage.
3. You can place 8 cc of water or water-soluble liquid (with the consistency of water) in the refillable reservoir.
4. Do not place liquid acrylics or shellac-based ink in the reservoir.
5. It was found that on paper lighter than 140 lb, the colors tends to not blend properly.
6. After lifting color from an image, rub the excess color off the brush between your fingers or on a paper towel. (This is also helpful when there is too much water built up in the bristles of the brush)
7. The Aqua Painter can be filled with water, bleach and even Future Floor Wax to be used with Pearl Ex.
8. Stamp with an ink that won't bleed, like Staz-On or emboss your image.
I came across an excellent Tip Sheet created by Monica Swenson of Brooklyn, WI. You can find her Tip Sheet here.
Use the Aqua Painter to pull colors to blend and soften them.
Use it to paint a line on Mulberry paper for easy tearing.
Use the Aqua Painter to dampen card stock prior to distressing.
Reach for your water filled Aqua Painter to seal envelopes.
WALNUT INK TECHNIQUE. Try it with the Aqua Painter:
Walnut Ink is an easy way to add some character and aged appearance to papers that look too "new" for your layout. This tip came from a demonstrator in Utah. Take approximately 2 Tbsp. of water with 4 drops of Chocolate Chip, 2 drops of Summer Sun and 1 drop of Basic Black and put the mixture into the Aqua Painter.
One of our Designing Divas, Kristine Memmott, sent me this cute card using the Aqua Painter.
The pumpkins are colored in with the Aqua Painter. The balance of the colors on this card was with the blender pen.
Hope you have learned something new about Aqua Painters this Tuesday. Next week is Technique Tuesday when I'll have instructions on how to make a Double Slider Card! See you then! Have a great week!