Not everyone is an artist or has an artistic background or training. For me, I personally love the watercolour effect taught years ago. Now most people don’t like watercolour paint and find it difficult to work with, but never fear as there is always an alternative…
Today I am showing you how to prep an artistic watercolour effect background using the inks you may have in your stash or you may have access to.
You need a pigment ink and a plastic packet – I used 3 different coloured inks.
Lightly pat the ink pad onto the plastic packet to transfer the ink.
Mist the ink on the packet with water until it starts to become runny.
Lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the ink onto your background cardstock.
Repeat the process using a blue ink. I use the same packet for all colours just wiping it clean in between ink colours.
Stamp the blue over the pink even while the background is still wet.
Repeat the stamping, using your packet, over the entire background and then leave to dry.
Use a jumbo dauber and your pink ink to stencil some additional patterns onto the background.
Repeat the watercolour stamping with gold Delicata ink in the same way as before. Leave the background to dry or heat set to speed up the process.
Remember to repeat all the colours because repetition makes for a better design.
Start gathering the photo you want to use and other elements to complete your layout. Then adhere all the elements and add some additional ink splats to complete your layout.
- TDE-191 Delicata Ink Pad – Golden Glitz
- TML-404 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Angel Pink
- TML-607 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Nautical Blue
- TML-602 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Teal Zeal
- ADCO 724888 Anna Griffin 8×8 Stencil – Secret Garden
- TST-002 Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
- White Cardstock