Repeat Impressions Project Of The Week~Watercolor Background
Hello it is my turn for a Project of the Week with Repeat Impressions. This time I decided to show you how to make a watercolor background. This is a technique that I have loved for some time. In the past I always used it on fall themed cards. So this time I went with spring colors and whipped up this card.
I used #3908 Celebrate Spring that I stamped on top of the water colored background. Super quick and easy. I went with a basic sketch and embellished with at butterfly that I cut out with Spellbinders die called Flutters. I topped it off with a few pearls.
Here are the steps to create your own water colored background.
To start gather your supplies.
Water color paper
I like to use the smoother side of the paper which gives you a smoother look. In frame 2 is an example of the rougher side. If you desire to have more texture then use the rougher side.
With a wet paint brush load up some paint and the with a sweeping motion go back and forth on the paper until you get the desired look. If the color is too intense then add more water. I like to over lap the colors slightly so that it blends. Here again is where a little more water will help. You can see in frames 3 and 4 I used went with a monochromatic background.
I don't have a lot of patience waiting for the paper to dry so I like to speed it up with my heat gun. Be careful not to over heat or the paper will burn. Not that I know anything about it. :)
This is a super simple technique and the beauty of it is that you can use your kids watercolor paints.
I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as I do.