Sunday, May 19, 2013

Watercolor Background

Well, as you may have noticed, I'm on a watercolor roll! I just recently ordered some more goodies including Gelatos and some Peerless Watercolor papers. And, my Mother's Day gift was Inktense pencils. (Yep, I'm an art geek!) So, you'll be seeing plenty more in the future. Anyway, I decided to create a background for my layout using watercolors and I have to say I love how it turned out.

 It was so fun to create. I just used a variety of colors and brushed them onto the background. I've found that the paper will warp, but if it is placed under a heavy object, it flattens out pretty well.
 I decided not to go to heavy on the papers and embellishments, because I love the background too much to hide it. So, I added some Studio Calico Here and There die cuts. And just a couple of bits of paper on the right hand side.
The Pink Paislee stars were misted with a combo of Dessert and Sunset. I absolutely ADORE these Thickers. I colored them in with Copics and then I added the doodling to the photo and the edges of the page. I love how it mimics the Thickers.

That's about all for today. The school year is winding down and I am in overload mode. Just a few more days and I'll be done. Then I can scrap to my heart's delight.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tina said...

I LOVE this! I love watercolors too and just love what you created!

Sarah Martina said...

This is just awesome Annabelle!

Anonymous said...

Love this technique, so bright an pretty!

Unknown said...

Its awesome work, so pretty cards..
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faithspage said...

What kind of watercolors did you use for this?
I'm new to watercoloring!