Stamping with Markers: Looks like Watercolor!

Hello friends! Today’s post talks all about Stamping with Markers and coloring in your stamped image! You can make the cutest DIY Bookmarks with this technique.

Poppy Hawthorn Waffle Flower Stamp

Can you stamp without an ink pad?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to stamp an image without an ink pad! I am horrible at stamping images with black ink- I get the ink on my fingers and from there the ink smudges spread everywhere! Stamping with markers is much more forgiving and easier- so go ahead and pull out your favorite stamps and markers.

Stamping with markers video:

On my YouTube Channel, I have an in-depth video showcasing the Stamping with Markers technique. Click the video box below and enjoy!

Can you use Tombow Markers on stamps?

Yes! You can use any marker as long as it has a brush tip and is water based. Here is how- All you do is color onto the stamp itself. I don’t even use a stamp block or anything.

Stamping with markers

Stamping with Markers tutorial:

Step 1: Simply color in the image using different color markers. Once colored, you want to lightly spritz the stamp with some water.

Stamping without inkpad

Step 2: Press down your watercolor paper directly onto the stamp and viola! You have a colorful imprint of the stamp on your paper.

Stamping with markers and no ink pad

TIP: For a quicker stamping- try using a light grey colored marker and color the whole stamp instead of individual elements.

And here is how the tulip images look all colored in! I simply love this stamp and technique. Stamping with markers gives a rough watercolor like look and feel that is totally my style 🙂

Stamping with markers tulip stamp waffle craft

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For today’s example, I’ve used Waffle Flower’s Tulip Stamp and a bunch of bright-colored Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

I am not an inky stamper and I have said that before, I much prefer paints and I found a way to stamp these beautiful flowers without an ink pad. create a temporary sort of ink pad with the Tombow Markers. I use water to add the color to the flowers and then restamp the images on top to give a more defined outline. It all makes more sense in the video I promise click here

Messy Stamping with Markers:

To create a messy Watercolor look is easy and forgiving. I stamp the flowers and leaves I mix colors from the Tombow Dual Brush Pens on the Blending palette directly and then use that as a temporary ink pad of sorts. You need only a little color scribble and that goes a long way. Since the Dual brush pens are water-reactive, you can easily soften the edges of the stamped images with just a damp paintbrush. Watch the video here.

I love how colorful this card turned out and what makes it special to me is that I didn’t need to use an ink pad at all. Truth be told, Markers are much better of a friend to me than ink pads 🙂

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