October is a big birthday month in my family. My aunt, cousin, my father and I all celebrate October birthdays. My father and I celebrate our birthdays a day apart. My father actually had the courage to ask my mother to wait a few more hours so I could be born on his birthday. (Smile.) I can only imagine the conversation that transpired after that remark : ) Of course, neither she nor I waited.
I'm not sure what the name of this technique is called. I saw the technique at the Cincinnati Stampin' Up! Regional last year. I used markers to color in the image and then doused my stamp with a good dose of water from a spray bottle. This gives the image a muted, water colored look. If you happen to be looking for a tutorial on how to make a nice bow, you have to check out this video tutorial by Ann Schach. It is an awesome tutorial and it really works.
ETA: My image was stamped on Whisper White card stock. The "wet" stamp did not buckle my paper. I haven't tried this technique on Watercolor Paper, but I'm sure it would work nicely.