Start by selecting a background stamp or a stamp you can use repeatedly to create a background. Stamp your image(s) on watercolor paper with VersaMark or other embossing ink. Pour clear embossing powder over your images before the ink dries. Shake off excess and heat with heat gun. If you look carefully at the photo below, you can see my butterflies and other insects on the paper.
Next put some ink on a craft mat (or a plastic bag as I did here). Rub your paper, face down, in the ink, making sure you cover the entire paper.
If you would like to add some more color(s) spray on any other colors.
Once you have enough color, give your paper a couple of spritzes of water, especially on the embossing to wash any ink off of the embossing. Allow to dry.
When your paper is dry, you can use it for a project. I used mine, with this month's card sketch to make a birthday card.
I accidentally cut an extra butterfly when I was making the one for the front of the card, so I covered it with Stickles and added it to the inside. ;)
I hope you enjoy this technique! If you try, please link up your projects so we can check them out! Make sure you check out the 3 challenges we have going on NOW!