Hello crafty friends... Helen is here today with couple ideas how to create fun watercolored backgrounds using Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers and Joy Clair stamps. Watercoloring is one of my favorite technique.
First project, I used the Wish Big stamp se for these clean-and-simple cards.
First fun watercoloring technique is smooshing. It very simple and quick way to create watercolored background with these markers.
Simply scribble the markers on a palette board, or craft mat, spray with water, and smoosh the watercolor paper on the paint. Gently press the paper to the paint with your fingers and lift it up.
To build up more layers of colors and texture, you can dry the paint every time you smoosh it in the paint.
On both of my CAS cards above, I pick cool color combo. After creating the watercolor backgrounds, I dried it completely with craft heater.
For the square background, I stamped the images with VersaMark ink pad and sprinkled with some white embossing powder. Then, I used my craft heater to melt the embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad, and then I cut it with Square die.
And for the circle background, I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Verdant ink pad, dried with craft heater, and then I cut it with circle die.
I stamped the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Green Oasis.
My second project is this Psalms 122 Bible Journaling. This time I used the plastic bag for creating the watercolored background.
For this technique, you can use any plastic bag you have such as ziplock bag, stamp bag, pocket bag, or photo sleeve. The point is you have a clear plastic surface that is not sturdy where you can scribble the markers and stamp it on the page. Laminated pocket or blending palate will not work well with this technique.
I used photo sleeve this time. I tried ziplock bag and stamp bag once and they worked great. So, I scribbled the red and yellow markers on the plastic sleeve, sprayed it with water, and gently picked it up and then laid it on top of the Bible journaling page. It is kindda stamping with that watercolor paint and plastic bag.
With very gentle motion, I blended the colors with my finger. I repeated these steps 4 times until the page covered with the colors. I ended up with red, yellow and orange colors on this page.
I dried the page with craft heater and then I added a piece of baking sheet on top of the page and ironed the page with my mini craft iron to flatten the page.
I stamped the church image from the Gather Together stamp set on a watercolor cardstock with VersaFine Pinecone, dried it with craft heater, and then I colored it with the Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers and waterbrush. I dried the image with craft heater and then fussy cut it with fine tip scissors. I added the image on the page with dries-clear adhesive glue.
I added some white acrylic splatters on the page with white acrylic spray and waterbrush, and then I dabbed some off with paper towel to soften it.
I stamped the sentiments from the Gather Together stamp sett with VersaMagic Tea Leave, stamped the hearts from with VersaMagic Hint of Pesto, and stamped the word "Scripture" and "Prayer" with VersaMagic Red Magic.
And then I wrote my journaling using the fine pen from the Leisure Arts Hand Letter Set. This pen won’t bleed through the page and writes smoothly on watercolored background.
I hope you all enjoy these projects!