Totally Techniques – Whitewash

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Welcome to October’s Totally Techniques blog hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

This month, our talented team are focusing on team member, Nadine Weiner’s, favourite, the Whitewash technique!

This technique was a new one for me.  After over 16 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, it’s always fun to learn new techniques.  Here’s how to accomplish the Whitewash Technique:

  1. Use any colour of cardstock as your base.  I personally like lighter colours.  For my projects today I used Crumb Cake and Grey Granite.
  2. Use Versamark Ink to stamp your line image onto the cardstock.  Use white embossing powder and heat set it until completely embossed.
  3. Using an aqua painter, dip it into the Whisper White Craft Ink.  Use this to “paint” the inside of your image.  This will give you a white wash background that is primed and ready for colour.
  4. Using a water based ink, colour in the image to the desired saturation and allow to dry.

I wanted to share with your a stamp set that is PERFECT for this technique!  It’s part of a soon to be released suite called “Christmastime is Here” Suite.  The suite comes available on Nov. 1, 2019 and is a “while supplies last” product.

My wedding anniversary is in December and this suite makes me think of our wedding!  This flower ensemble looks just like my bridal bouquet!

Check out the first card I made using this bundle:

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I used Crumb Cake paper as the background for the whitewash.  This project was coloured using our Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.  I scribbled them onto paper and used my aqua painter to pick up and apply the colour to the primed surface:

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I used the Celestial Copper Ink Pad and smooshed it onto paper to pick up the copper paint and apply it to the image.  You can see the copper shimmer on the berries:

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I made a second card so I could experiment with the background paper colour.  This time I used the Gray Granite Cardstock:

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I made the whitewash quite saturated for this card:

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While it was still a little bit wet, I applied the colour from ink refills.  I wanted to have the colour mix with the white to mellow it out:

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I love the final look of this card:

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5 thoughts on “Totally Techniques – Whitewash

  1. I used ink pads to color the image but using water color pencils are also great for this technique, isn’t it?! Thank you for inspiring me. I will try this technique with water color pencils next.


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