Monday, September 24, 2018

My Other Creations: Color Swatches using Waffle Flower Stamps

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is Monochrome.  I thought it would be the perfect excuse to whip out my Waffle Flower stamps and dies that are dedicated to making color swatches and a color wheel.  Here are all the yummy monochromatic goodies I made to help me see the shades of some of my favorite watercolors and water-soluble crayons.

And don't forget the awesomeness that is STAMPtember (going on now)!

The swatch tags are easy to make- just cut the tag with a die and stamp on whichever swatch-detail stamp you want.  I made these for a set of my watercolors and used Strathmore cold press watercolor paper.  Ranger Jet Black Archival ink is ideal for this because it won't smudge or bleed when you watercolor over it.

And here they are all colored-in.

The color wheel was also a lot of fun (die and stamp set).

I also made some long swatches to have a visual guide for my water-soluable crayons.  I like the versatility of this stamp set, which allows you to mix and match swatch lengths and sections however you want.  Both the long swatch stamp and the color wheel stamp were bigger than the biggest acrylic block I had, so I ended up sticking them to my Sizzix Big Shot cutting plate.  Worked great as a substitute acrylic block!

I love getting messy when I craft, but I also love to be organized, so this was a great project that was both fun and functional.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Can't wait to see how you go monochrome this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!