Saturday, February 2


General Tips
After filling the barrel with your liquid, gently squeeze to saturate the tip. If the tip is too wet, just wipe on a paper towel to remove excess liquid. When you want to switch colors, simply squeeze the barrel and wipe the tip on a paper towel until the liquid comes out clear.

Aqua Painter with Water
When water coloring with the Aqua Painter, first stamp your image in Basic Black or Basic Brown. You can use the Classic Stampin’ Pads, Classic Ink Refills, Stampin’ Write Markers or Water Color Pencils with the Aqua Painter filled with water. Use the Aqua Painter filled with water to color wash a background or create beautiful sunsets. Stamp an image with any of the classic pads, and then use the Aqua Painter to shade in and soften the look of the image. Use the Aqua Painter filled with water to “paint” a line on Mulberry paper. This makes it easier to get an accurate tear. Use the Aqua Painter filled with water to seal your envelopes. When you’re done using the Aqua Painter, empty the barrel and wipe the moisture form the brush tip for storage.

Aqua Painter with Bleach
Emboss your stamped image before bleaching it. Use the Aqua Painter filled with bleach to remove color from areas of your image. This looks fantastic on the darker colors of cardstock. When you’re done, make sure you thoroughly rinse the barrel and tip with water. And also, squeeze plenty of water through the “check valve” to remove any bleach. Wipe the tip dry before storage.

Aqua Painter with Future Floor Wax & Pearl Ex
You can use the Aqua Painter filled with Future Floor Wax to apply Pearl Ex to a stamped image. The floor wax works as a fixative holding the Pearl Ex to the cardstock, so you don’t have to spray with hairspray. Don’t stick the Aqua Painter in to the Pearl Ex. You don’t want the floor wax in your PE container. Instead, put some PE on a different surface. Once you put floor wax into an Aqua Painter, that painter should only be used with floor wax. When you are finished, it’s best to thoroughly clean the tip of the Aqua Painter and then wipe dry to remove moisture

1 Comment:

fran said...

Hi Corie! Thanks for all the tips you've been posting here! They're great!