Friday, July 13, 2012

Trending Right Now - Watercolor effects

I love the look of Amy Tan's sketchbook papers. So I thought that I would take some inspiration from her and try my hand at water coloring. I used Ranger Distress Markers, water color paper, water color paints, punches, Nestabilities dies, Archival ink, and stamps.
Next chose your color palette - cool or warm colors or keep it simple and pick 2 or 3 colors from the pattern paper you like. It is helpful to leave some white space. To get the splattered effect - use distress markers to place dots on paper and spritz with water.  Cut out various shapes with Nestabilities (I used label #8) or punches.  Finally, layer your die cuts with stamps, rub-ons, cute brads, washi tape  or stickers.
MME washi tape, studio calico wood veneers, hero art stamp, OA label sticker, stickles
Have fun creating....
-Karen (design team member )


Chris Nicholson said...

Adorable! Great idea, Karen!

Lanette said...

Love it!!! Super Cute!