Thursday, June 26, 2014

Try it Thursday!

Hi there!  Guess you could also call today Technique Thursday.  Have you ever wanted to make a card (or scrapbook page) but didn't have the "right" color of background paper?  Make your own in any color you want!  Here are a couple of possible solutions - and they're fun, too.  The sample above was made using images from Stampin' Up!s Happy Watercolor set, which is now retired.  (A similar look can be achieved with the Work of Art set found in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.)  The colors are Gumball Green (retired) and Island Indigo.  The Smoky Slate dots were added last to fill in those "white" areas and for some additional depth.  
Another technique is by drawing lines of various widths and colors using the brush tip of markers onto watercolor paper, then spritzing with water.  You may have to hold the panel up to get the rivulets of color flowing.  Add more water, if necessary.  Have a paper towel handy just in case there's a lot of pooling.  Below is my finished background.  It reminds me of those canvas panels where crayons are glued to the top, then heated to melt the crayons so they run down the canvas.

The color combinations are endless.  Give these techniques a try and have fun!

That's all for now.  Thank you so much for visiting today!


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