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I first attempted to watercolor these images on hot press watercolor paper using Inkon3 Fade Out ink, however the lines of the stamping were becoming jagged and bleeding. Such a strange reaction! I was using Distress Inks to watercolor, so before I gave up on the hot press paper, I tested it with traditional watercolor paints. There wasn’t as much bleeding or jagged edges. Hmm. Strange.
In the end, I moved to Arches cold press watercolor paper. The texture of the watercolor paper seemed to disguise the jagged edges of the stamped lines. Because of this experience, I don’t think I’ll use the Inkon3 Fade Out ink for watercoloring in the future (even though it claims it is waterproof). I think I’ll only use it for use with Copic markers. I think it’s a great ink for that purpose–just not watercoloring. For no-line watercoloring, I’ll stick with Antique Linen Distress Ink, as shown in this video.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the video! Thanks for stopping by!
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