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Looking for a whimsical way to pump up your wedding invites?  Try layering watercolor paints with custom wedding stamps or stationery stamps!

In this blog post, we show you our experiments with watercolor painting and stamping!


Here we used our Fall Florals Wedding suite, coordinating a fall color scheme! On our invitation we painted our card stock with water color, creating an ombre effect by layering paint thickly on the bottom and lightening up the paint toward the top! After the paint dried, we stamped our wedding invitation with ColorBox Pigment ink

On our RSVP postcard, we first stamped with ColorBox Archival Dye ink, which resists water! Using Archival Dye ink first prevents the ink from smudging when painting over with watercolor. Then with a thin paintbrush, we painted in the banner and flower flourishes!

Here are a few more examples of our watercoloring on our Banner Save the DateVineyard Save the Date, and Snowflake Save the Date :


We decided to have fun with some abstract watercoloring!

We had a lot of fun with this!  We found watercolors to be an easy way to make invitations unique.  You don't need fancy supplies - we used a simple student's watercolor set and heavy card stock!

We'd love to see how you mix paint with your custom Paper Sushi stamps!!  Share your photos on our Facebook or with #papersushi on Intsagram 

Happy Stamping!