I'm here with two cards I've made with the Splash Watercolour Background technique and a video tutorial on how I do this technique. :) This is a very easy and quick way to make watercoloured backgrounds. I love the randomness of this splattered look with lots of visual texture. Make sure to use watercolour paper for this technique.
After finishing the background, I die-cut the fern leaf, brushed on lots of water and then randomly dropped in different shades of green ink. Once the fern was dry, I diluted a small amount of gold acrylic paint with water and splattered over top.
This is also a reminder that we are half way through the month for the CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Watercolouring. There's still over a week left to play, the challenge closes on March 24th. Come join the fun! :)
The video on Splash Watercolour Backgrounds is below, or you can watch it on YouTube by clicking HERE. It's very short (2:25) and I show lots of examples of cards I made using this background technique.
I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch the video and I'd appreciate a "thumbs up" if you find it helpful. :) Thank you!
For my second card, I have used the same Splash Watercolour Background, this time using three colours of ink (Antique Linen / Brushed Corduroy / Peeled Paint). I stamped my image first in archival black ink (waterproof), then added the background layers. I blotted the blooms with paper towel after each layer of splashing so it was very light then I watercoloured over top with my pinks and yellows. To finish I added splatters on top with diluted ink and a large brush.
Stamps: Where the Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper: White cardbase (Neenah); Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Re-inkers: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Pair of Ferns die (Cheery Lynn), water mister, waterbrush, gold paint (Lumiere)
Thinking of You Daisies
Stamps: Daisy Thanks (Stampendous); Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper: Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Water mister, waterbrush, Corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Watercolouring