Simon Says Stamp - Water-Painted Distress Oxide Backgrounds

Earlier this week I shared posts showing my new Spring and Summer Seasonal Palettes and Blending Swatches, both of which I used to guide my choices for these cards.

I can get pretty stressed out about color choices so it was nice to have a proven recipe to follow rather than figuring it out when I just want to start making the cards.

I used Distress Oxides for this technique, but Distress Inks will also work well here, as both have beautiful reactions to water.

Simon Says Stamp's Spring Bouquets Stamp Set is perfect for this technique as you will need a stamp set with simple line art and preferably no interior details/shading.

I love the showy results that you get from this simple trick and I will show you a easy way to amplify the contrast between your painted image and the background.

Key Supplies

A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.