This is a discovery which came about quite by accident. Look at the following two pictures.
The first one is a card project I made on a watercolor paper panel with distress inks (see 'One').
I didn't like it but as you know I never throw anything away, I put it to one side for a future grid project. Then I thought I could stamp over the top of it with this solid background stamp and get a different effect. So I inked it up with Old paper distress and stamped over the top but the result was not to be desired. I noticed I still had ink on my stamp so stamped it again onto a regular piece of beige cardstock (see 'Two'). And what did I notice - I had picked up the ink from the watercolor paper panel which gave me a nice effect. So instead of inking the paper, the paper inks your stamp!
This is a card I made using this technique and the above watercolor panel. I sprayed my stamp with water and let the paper ink my stamp up. Lovely to use all those small stamps that hardly get used, too. I think that this works best with a shadow stamp of some kind.
This is my second card with this stamp. No technique here. This is for the Birthday challenge over on the Hero Arts Blog.
Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your visit!