Today, I want to share an “oldie but goodie.” The White Wash Technique has been around a long time, but it is, often, forgotten. Today, we are going to bring it back to life. The White Wash Technique provides a subtle and opaque look to your stamped images. It is best used with neutral color card stock and requires the use of a craft white ink such as Stampin’ Up! Whisper White.
How To Do White Wash Technique
You want to choose a stamp with an “open” image or a “lined” image that you would color. In the two cards below, I chose a stamp from Cottage Rose. In making my cards, I used Whisper White to stamp my image. I then applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. I find the Whisper White adds a brighter appearance to my embossed image. However, you can use Versamark to stamp, too!
Next, I embossed the image on Crumb Cake. In the first card, I simply did a white wash and left it at that. In the second image, I, first, did a white wash using my Water Painter. Once dry, I applied a layer of color to the image using Water Painters. The White Wash Technique can, also, be done using a Blender Pen to apply the White Wash and color. These are demonstrated in the video below.
Today’s post coordinates with the Connect To Create Series. The video demonstrates several ways to use the White Wash Technique in your card making. Further down in the post, you will see more examples and a supply list. Leave me a comment. I would love which one you like best!
White Wash Technique and Stampin’ Blends
In the card below, I embossed the images on Smoky Slate. Next, I colored the images using Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Succulent. Once dry, I applied my White Wash over the colored images.
My next example, I used an image from Nature’s Harvest. Here, I, again, colored the image using Stampin’ Blends, but applied my layer of White Wash using a Blender Pen.
supply list for White Wash Technique
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