This post has several photos, I hope you will scroll through and read all the info. I have been asked many times how I create my watercolor backgrounds, I have tried to show the process in the below pictures. I have used the AWESOME felt from taylored expressions for the sweet flower. I really, really, luv her felt! The sentiment is from a super sweet uplifting thoughts simon set, you can see it here. The challenges I played along with are listed below. I have also added these photo to my insagram, come check me out at 2klines.
words with meaning - it's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.
I have shown in the photo below, my papers and color combo. I am also showing a small piece of acetate, it is on the black card stock. I will use the acetate to create the background.
I take tim holtz distress ink and smash it into the acetate and then spritz with water, I usually use more water the first time for smearing.
I turn the acetate over on top of the watercolor paper and begin smearing it around, picking the acetate up and then moving it onto another piece of the paper. This is where I determine the design I want to achieve, sometimes unintentionally(*grin*)
I then will add more ink to the acetate with less water for a more vibrant ink color. If you are using two or more colors, you should allow the first color to dry completely before add the other colors.
Here is the look with another layer of ink used with less water so that the color is darker. Please let me know if you have any questions.
atlantic hearts: sketch/#201
card concept: inspiration photo/#68