Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Watercolor Background Technique

Happy Monday!

I must say I was happy to welcome in the month of February.  I think there is some truth that January is the most depressing month of the year - it was so cold and windy the entire month I felt like curling up into a ball and hibernating.  If nothing else I hope turning the page on my calendar inspires me to start creating again!

Today's card is one of the techniques I shared at last month's technique class.  It featured how to create that pretty watercolor background with the use of ink pads, butcher paper, and a Stampin' Spritzer.  

The process is as follows: 
1) Smear your chosen colors onto a piece of butcher paper.  I chose to use butcher paper because of its non-porous properties.  You want to be sure to use the waxy side of the paper for this technique.  
2) Spritz the ink with water.  
3) Lay a piece of watercolor paper face down into the ink and gently move the piece of paper back and forth.  
4) Flip the paper over and heat set to speed up drying times.


Stamp sets: Happy Watercolor
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Accessories: Floral Framelits, Little Leaves sizzlit, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Decorative Dots EF (SAB), Tombow liquid adhesive, Stampin' Spritzer, butcher paper

I did create a video for this technique, however I haven't edited it as of yet.  If its something you would be interested in seeing, please comment below and I will get it done and uploaded ASAP.

I hope to share a Valentines project I have in mind within the next couple days, so check back for that!  And don't forget that Sale-a-bration began early last week!  That means with every $60 purchase before S/H and taxes you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration flyer!  To check out the flyer, click the link in the left hand side bar.  

Until next time...
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Marilyn said...

Interesting technique. I would like to see a video.

Therese said...

Your videos are always very informative. If you have one almost ready, sure would be nice to see it.

Shari H said...

I think a video would be great? Would wax paper work if you don't have access to butcher paper?

orthonurse13 said...

Can't wait for the video. I absolutely love this background. TFS

Unknown said...

I would love a video of how to do this would wax paper work too.

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