Monday, April 14, 2014

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.

  1. To start gather your supplies.  
    • Water color paper
    • paintbrush
    • watercolors
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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. :)
  5. 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.


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