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Hi There! Today’s video is all about watercoloring with our Background Basics Lines. A simple and fun technique that creates a soft background for your cards. Our talented designer, Jo Herbert, a few months ago did a similar technique here that I am sure you would love to revisit.
This technique is super fun and easy and you could easily mix and match our background basics lines set with all sorts of colors and sizes from this set. In this video I used Distress markers but you could easily use distress inks instead. I opted for the markers because I love the textured feel that the markers bring when stamping onto the watercolor paper. Try both and see which you love the most.
For my first card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Spun Sugar and our largest background basics line. After mounting my stamp onto an acrylic block, I colored my stamp using the marker. I made long colored lines with this stamp set as I was looking for a more even stamped image. After the watercolor paper completely dried, I then added foam dimensionals to the corners of my cardstock.
With my sentiments, I used two different stamp sets. Watercolor Sentiments & Big Wonderful Stamp Set. I stamped my Happy Birthday using Memento Black Ink and SU! Watermelon Wonder Ink. I then added some Mixed Flowers & also some ribbon from our Christmas Ribbon Collection.
My second card uses the same technique shown in the video & above card but this time I am using three different stamps from our Background Basics Lines stamp set & three different colors. The colors that I am using are Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Faded Jeans, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Bundled Sage.
I am using the same stamp sets as above for my sentiment. But this time I am using Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA & also SU! Mint Macaron ink. I also used some burlap and twine on my masculine card.
How would like to win the Background Basics Lines stamp set shown in today’s video? Leave a comment telling me about your favorite summer flower. Deadline is 11:59pmEST on 6/14/16. The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” on June 15, 2016. International crafty friends are eligible, too! Were you a winner last week? Make sure you hop on over and take a peek. I still have a prize to giveaway!
For your convenience, here is a list of all of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today’s project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.