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.
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Various Distress Oxide Ink Pads (see supply list at bottom of post for details)
A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.