Creative Coloring with Erum: Faux Fabric Print Look

by Erum Tasneem

Hi everyone! Erum here today with another easy card to share where I created a faux fabric print look featuring the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and Watercolor Brush Markers.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To begin, apply pigment directly onto the stamp using Emerald and Limeade Watercolor Brush Markers. Next, go over the watercolor cardstock with a water brush. Choose a textured watercolor cardstock or the textured side for this technique to work best. Make sure the panel is not too wet, use tissue paper to dab all over just to be on the safe side. Now stamp like you would normally do. Because of some moisture, the pigment will react and end up with a watercolor effect and because of the texture, there will be areas of missed stamping. That missed stamping is what will give the design a faux fabric or Batik printed look.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

If you don’t like a lot of white areas or missed stamping, you can use a water brush and go over the stamped image. The pigment will activate and cover the white areas. I would advise not to cover the entire image but just parts of the image through this method.

After the entire background stamping was done, I also added splatters of both shades to add to the artsy touch.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Once I was done with the panel, I moved on to the sentiment. For this, I colored a piece of watercolor cardstock with Emerald and Limeade Watercolor Brush Markers randomly. Then I die cut the word HEY out using Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set both in green and Gold Foil Cardstock.

I went over the letters with the Emerald Watercolor Brush Marker using dry brush technique to add a bit of color and texture and used the Gold Foil die-cuts as an offset.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To finish, I popped up an accompanying sentiment which I heat embossed in Antique Gold Embossing Powder on black cardstock.

You can watch the entire cardmaking process in the video below or on YouTube.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you were inspired by to create a faux fabric print look on your next handmade card!

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Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Tropical…
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Winter…
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Watercolor Palette – Large
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Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
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Gold Foil Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Linda BL January 13, 2020 - 10:13

Beautiful card Erum. It reminds of a fabric type called batik which is a very popular type of quilting fabric.

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carol ann January 13, 2020 - 10:34

I really like the textured look you created. Very cool!

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Penny L Pynnonen January 13, 2020 - 10:50

Interesting texture on your card. Thanks.

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Merle January 13, 2020 - 10:53

Love, love the background technique!

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Karen Hale January 13, 2020 - 11:12

WOW, Erum, love your technique. The card is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.

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Cyndi Morris January 13, 2020 - 11:53

I never would have imagined how beautiful this would turn out. What a wonderful technique. I have watercolor brush markers and watercolor paper — I’ll be trying this soon.

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Annette Gordon January 13, 2020 - 14:18

Love the background. Such a neat look.

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stampingrama January 13, 2020 - 16:09

Totally stunning!

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Helen January 13, 2020 - 21:50

Thanks for sharing this technique, Erum. I always enjoy trying something new. This one will make great backgrounds.

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Inkin' Chickie January 13, 2020 - 22:03

I like this technique. I want to participate in the January inspiration challenge, but have had a bit of a rough time getting started. This looks like something I can quickly try and see how it turns out.

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Dianne January 14, 2020 - 13:05

Love the colours and the texture on this card, will be trying it very soon

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Elaine Shryock January 15, 2020 - 14:30

Erum, your watercoloring videos are my favorite inspiration. I have trouble getting the ink to fully cover my clear stamp…when I’m prepping the paper with my waterbrush that ink is no longer smooth and covering the stamp…its now clumpy forcing the color to congregate in small areas leaving an abudance of white space. Is there a way to prep the clear stamp to help it hold the color longer?

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