Monday, November 10, 2014

Baroque Watercolor Background

Hi there!  Today's card is using a watercolor background that I made months ago with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  This look was achieved by sponging several ink colors onto one side of the embossing folder - a sponge dauber works best for this, then lightly spritzed with some water.  (The ink colors used in the sample are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.)  Lay a piece of watercolor paper (cardstock works, too) onto the inked side of the embossing folder.  Do not close the embossing folder.  Rub the back of the paper with your fingers to distribute the ink.  Remove the paper and let dry before using on a project.  Each side of the emobssing folder will give you a different look.  Be sure to rinse off the embossing folder under running tap water.
The flower embellishment was made with several flower punches and the Flower Fair Framelits.  A pearl was added for a finishing touch.
Hope you're inspired to try this technique.  It's a lot of fun and no two panels are alike.

That's all folks!  Thanks for coming by for a visit today!

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