Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watercolor Background

Happy Spring! I'm so excited that it is finally here. And it feels like spring, too. Hoping it will stay this way, but with the forecast of snow next Tuesday, I'm not holding my breath, yet. LOL. However, anything is better than the Polar -Vortex/Blizzard filled weeks that we'd been having. Just walking outside makes me happy. The daffodils are coming up and the birds are singing. I am a happy girl, again.

Today I have a layout to share with you. I have been really enjoying using my watercolors to create backgrounds. I love the look. On this page, I used pinks and oranges to complement the pretty Webster's Pages circle paper that I used along the bottom. Let me tell you what I did.

 I started off by selecting my colors. I used my Gelatos this time. Then, I took a piece of transparency. You could use any kind of plastic, though. Reusing packaging from supplies works great, too. I colored them onto the transparency then I spritzed it with water. I picked up the plastic and swirled the colors together. Then, I flipped it over and pressed it onto the paper. I did this several times layering the colors.

Once I got the look that I wanted, I picked up the paper and let the extra color drip down the page. Sometimes I mop it up with a tissue if I don't want drips, but they worked well here.
I finished off by layering my photo with papers, brads and photo corners. I added some stickers and the wood veneer. Then, I finished it off with the adorable cameo.

That's it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day. :)

5 comments:

pattyo said...

This looks amazing, Anabelle!

Romy said...

What a wonderful lay-out! I just love the fresh colours against the white background.

Jenni Calma said...

So clean and crisp...gorgeous colors and perfect layering!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Pretty layout Anabelle! Love the colours and great technique.:)

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