Since I'm not an expert stamper and my stamping usually ends up smudged or otherwise imperfect, I decided to focus on some techniques that don't require a perfect transfer.
To make the above card, I watercolored a piece from the 8" Just Add Watercolor deck. Then I stamped the sentiment. Because of the tone-on-tone effect, you don't notice the imperfection of the stamp.
The below triangle pattern stamp is so trendy and the messy stamp look that I can't seem to avoid adds to the artsy design.
To make the canvas, I first stamped the triangle motif with permanent black ink.
After the stamping was done, I painted watercolor inside the open triangles and over the poorly stamped triangles.
Next up, I used an open heart to stamp over some of the new watercolor paper. This design is also in the 8" deck. After the stamping was done, I took a wet paintbrush and used it to pull the ink into the hearts, coloring them in slightly.
I spritzed a background paper with ink to give it a pink tone and then painted one of the Just Add Watercolor tags. The little pink hearts are stamped too.
Last, but not least, I used watercolor to paint one of the cards from the 12" deck. I was feeling a bit more confident in my stamping abilities at this point and worked up the nerve to stamp inside the cloud. I used a Distress Marker to ink the stamp since the color was perfect!
I'm so glad I did because I love how it turned out... even if it's not quite perfect.!