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Hello and Happy New Year! Nicole here and I am very excited to share my first project of the year. Since many of you are probably still getting back to the normal routine after the holidays, I thought I would share something easy that you can create with just few minutes, so that you can get back to your normal crafting routines easily!

There are lots of techniques out there, but I always love the ones that give you an awesome result with a minimal effort. You probably are familiar with the water splattering technique. It is very simple to do and easy but it gives you an eye-catching result!

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To create water splattering background, follow those simple steps:

– Choose an image with your choice and stamp it first. I like to use outlined images for these types of projects, since it takes more splattering and shows them well. I chose the Australian Nature 1 Stamp set and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad. I love those lovely flowers and details!

– Take out few of your favorite colors for the background, make sure those colors can be used with water. I recommend using Distress Inks since they are very water friendly and forgiving. I wanted to pick some pink shades for the flowers and some green shades for the leaves. Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint are the ones I used here.

– Transfer the colors to an acrylic block and mix with water until you get the intensity you want. Make sure to do so one color at a time.

– Using a watercolor brush, soak your brush with the color on the acrylic block and simply tab the brush on top of the card layer to get the splatter going. Closer you are to the card layer, the bigger splattering will be.

– Go over the layer until you get the result you want. Let it dry for few minutes and stamp a sentiment of your choice. For the sentiment here, I used the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and customized it so it can say “sending you hugs.”

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. I will be back in 2 weeks to share another new project along with a video tutorial! Thank you very much for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “Creating a Big Impact with Water Splattering Technique

  1. jerrie says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I was wondering how to make splatters and i have had all the supplies but just did not know how to do it. I will be using this on a lot more of my upcoming cards!!

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