Monday, September 26, 2016

How To Create a Watercolor Background {Fun Stampers Journey}

Hello friends! Happy Monday! The watercoloring continues, in my little crafty corner of the world. I just can't help myself. For reals y'all. Can't stop.

For today's card, I created a watercolor background, and simply added a die cut twig, and a stamped sentiment on top. The white sprig of berries allows the colorful background to shine, and I love that!

To cover the watercolor paper with color, here's what I did. First, scroll on down to the tutorial in my last post. Did you see how I make a puddle of color using watercolor pencils and water? That's how this card started as well - except I created a larger puddle, and I added a variety of greens and blues. The colors will blend and mix together just a bit, so definitely choose colors that will blend nicely together! Next, I used a large wet paintbrush and brushed gently over my watercolor paper, avoiding the edges, (so the paper will really drink up the color!) Then, I simply placed my watercolor paper face down on the puddle of color, patted it gently, and then picked it up to see what I had created! 

After the watercolor dries (I generally take a heat tool or hairdryer to it because I don't like to wait!) I adhered the die cut Bloom Cluster on the card, and added a stamped sentiment. I covered the die cut with Journey Glaze (dimensional glaze) and added a splatter of Silk. I love the cool bright colors - they're very calming, aren't they? It's fun for me to work with watercolor, because I never know quite what I'll end up with. Sometimes I'll just play around and create some different watercolor panels, and then I have them ready to go as I work on projects. It's so fun! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a JOYFUL week! xoxo

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Supplies on this project:
Find Joy Stamp Set (retired)


Nancy said...

Nice art work!

Karen Schroeder said...

Laura, I love the watercolor background! I'll be trying that technique soon! Awesome card!

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous card! I love this technique!

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous card! I love this technique!