Watercolor can make everyone feel like an artist. There are no mistakes. Here is a watercolor background I made to feature a gorgeous silhouette of a tree. I would so enjoy sitting under this tree reading a book or just having a picnic lunch with the family. What would you do?
Rooted in Nature
Tangelo Twist A-2
Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
Shimmery White 5 x 3-3/4
Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
Tuxedo Black Memento
Water Spritzer (Mister)
There are several ways to watercolor with distress inks. The inks react with water. If you are a patient person, you can even layer colors, making sure you limit them to two or three. Otherwise, you might create mud.
I added my colors onto my non-stick mat, making sure to keep them separate. I then spritzed the ink with water until tiny beads formed. I spritzed my shimmery white panel as well. I then carefully laid my panel onto my colors, letting it soak up the color. You do not want to wiggle or move the paper.
I then carefully lifted it up. I dabbed at the edges a bit where the ink was forming tiny puddles. I then left it to air dry. You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process if you wish.
Once my panel was dry, I stamped my tree and sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento.
I adhered the shimmery white panel onto the Basic Black and then onto the Tangelo Twist card base. The Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.
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I love that tree and what great colors you used for it too.ReplyDelete
I finally got in to comment!!! I love this card. The background is blended quite nicely and is a great backdrop for the tree!ReplyDelete