Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY Ombre Watercolor Paper

Hello friends!
If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I love to make my own background paper. 
Well, this time, I was feeling the Ombre vibe, so I set out to create one.
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The fun part is putting the Stacked Heart dies onto the card. 
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It has a sophisticated look yet it. is. effortless.
I used Spectrum Aqua markers for the DIY watercolor background. You can use Distress Inks, Distress Markers, ZIG Watercolor Markers or any watercolor-based medium to create your own. This how-to photo will help you see/understand my creative process.
   I chose Spectrum Aqua simply because I have the complete colors of coral/pink and violet/purple.
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 Tips about DIY Ombre watercolor paper:
~start with dry surface
~use various shades according to your preference (I start with the lightest to the darkest)
~after applying the colors, spray a few spritz of water and let the color blend on their own
~use heavy watercolor card stock for this purpose
~be patient and let it dry (use heat tool if you simply can't wait)

Normally, I am not a purple kind of gal, but the color scheme looks to be very striking.
 I didn't want to cover up the beautiful shades of colros/hues, vellum seems like a good idea.
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 If you have some watercolor markers and watercolor paper, perhaps you can also try this out? 
Hope that you find this post helpful.

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