Watercoloured Backgrounds Part 1

On Saturday last week I held a class on watercoloring techniques to make backgrounds for cards.  We had a lot of fun playing with colour!


For this technique we used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour alternating bands on a strip of Watercolour Paper. The top card used Real Red, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo.  The bottom card used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.  Then we used an Aquapainter to blend the colours, trying to eliminate as many of the marker lines as possible.

Once the strips were dry, we stamped images out of the Music From The Heart set in Versamark and heat set with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then we again took the Aquapainter and went back over the strip.  This removed more of the colour from the bands, leaving the embossed images a bit darker than their surroundings.  Pretty cool, huh?

Did you catch that the bottom card uses the panel I miss-stamped in my Facebook Live Video I posted about yesterday?  I told you it wouldn’t be wasted!

Here’s what we used to make these cards:

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