Watercolor Wash Background Technique #TT14

Hi everyone, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Watercolor Wash Background Technique.  This technique is quick and easy to do and a fun way to add a bit of colour to the background.
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I can’t believe it will be 2017 tomorrow, which also means only 4 more days before you can purchase from the new Occasions Catalogue and believe me when I tell you there are some really exciting things in it.  Well today I am going to share one of my favourite bundles with you, it is called the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.  You may be wondering what I mean by a bundle, well I am going to tell you.  You get to save money when you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and the matching detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies as a bundle, rather than separately.
watercolor wash by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I have found the best way to create the watercolor wash background is prep the watercolor paper first by adding a layer of water using an Aqua Painter (this will allow the ink to spread out easily).  I then picked up some re-inker using my Aqua Painter and wiped it over the paper to create the desired effect.  Set aside to completely dry or if you are in a hurry you can use a heat tool to give it a helping hand.  I then inked the dragonfly wings using Daffodil and Pumpkin Pie ink before stamping on the image on the card.  I painted the background wing colour using the clear Wink of Stella Brush to create a little sparkle.
watercolor wash close-up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
After die cutting the dragonfly I stamped over the top using the dragonfly stamp, lightly sponged over the top and adhered to card.  I applied a thin coating of the fine tip glue to create a domed effect (unfortunately I could not get a good photo of this)  I then finished the card by adding few clear metallic sequins.

For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way
1 –  Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
2 –  Amy Koenders – USA
3 –  Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
4 –  Nadine Weiner – Germany
5 –  Zoe Tant – UK

Watercolor Wash Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.
Please note the Dragon Dreams Bundle will not be able to be purchased until after the 4th January product code is 144728 $98.25

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Comments: 4

  1. Amy Koenders December 31, 2016 at 4:20 am Reply

    Just beautiful Patrice! Love the soft background with your pretty dragonfly hovering over it. Perfectly created! 🙂

  2. Shannean Moncrieff December 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Beautiful example of the technique Patrice and great instructions. . . the hardest thing is waiting for the card stock to completely dry before you start stamping and layering right? I love the colours in your dragon fly.

    • Patrice January 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply

      Thanks Shannean 🙂 totally agree with your comment, it is like watching paint dry lol.

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