' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Botanical Prints

Monday 1 April 2024

Botanical Prints

Hello crafters!

Today I have a first inspiration make for our Country View Challenge held in the Facebook  group. This month the theme is "Flower Power" chosen by yours truly! 
A simple and popular theme, all I need to see is flowers as the prominent feature of your make.

Back in February Tim Holtz did a Live all about the Distress Watercolour pencils. These pencils being woodless they can be dunked in water without problems which allows for fun techniques. 
This was my inspiration for these makes, plural because once you start... let's just say this is perfect for mass production! A sample of the prints I did:

The technique is really simple, one spritz of water on the stamp, then apply any colour of pencils you choose to the stamp. If the water evaporates spritz some more and carry on. When all the stamp is coloured as you wish, another spritz and stamp. More water for a more watercolour effect and less if you want to keep more of the stamp details.
The stamp I used is from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Exquisite set (CMS453).
For substrate, I used hot pressed watercolour paper to keep as much detail of the stamp. Watercolour paper is ideal for this but I did have some success on cartridge paper although it did buckle and flattening it afterwards wasn't easy.
I made 2 of my prints into these cards:

This is the one is entered in the Allsorts challenge,


I hope I have inspired you and if you haven't yet do join our friendly group here and link up your project for the chance to win a prize from the Country View Craft shop. I will be back with a second floral make later in the month.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday, Allsorts,  We Love Stamping,
                                                         and Addicted to stamps challenges


  1. Great results Christine, must admit I tried it once and wasn't happy so really should have another go as these are lovely. Many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  2. Beautiful work. I’ve spent the day watching Tim Holtz videos on these pencils and now I’ve seen your beautiful examples it makes me want them more! lol!
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  3. So lovely watercolour effect, beautiful colours and design! Love the diecut corner too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  4. These are gorgeous. I think you really need to find the right stamp for this technique which you obviously have. Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping challenge.

  5. I haven't used that technique for a long time. I love it, it is so effective. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing it with us at we love stamping this month xx

  6. So pretty. I love the watercolor look of your stamping. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  7. J'aime bien cette technique, pourtant je ne l'utilise pas souvent.. Merci pour le rappel. A voir les résultats que tu as obtenus, ça donne envie !! De très belles cartes florales, super série ! 🤩 Bises

  8. A great technique and some very pretty cards to show for it x

  9. Wow, what beautiful prints! Loving how you created those pretty flowers using the Distress watercolour pencils - amazing 😊. Happy April! Hugs, Jo x