Let me show how to create spookily easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for Halloween. They’re so quick you just might want to craft up a bunch of backgrounds to celebrate Halloween and Christmas!
And seeing it’s Keep It Simple Sunday, you know I’ve got the full measurements and instructions for this fun card. Plus a bunch of TIPS to use when you’re making it.
Once again, we’re diving into our watercolour pencils case for an ultra, ultra – I mean really ULTRA – simple wash of colour.
Here’s what we’re making today.
OK, I guess it’s not THAT spooky with the cute glimmery stars and moon. But bats aren’t the most cuddly creatures on my list. Can’t you just hear the “flap-flap-flap” of their creepy little wings? Ewwwwwwww.
Soooo, moving on…
Bat’s aren’t ALWAYS creepy. In fact, they’re sorta cute in this mini takeout box don’tcha think?
Here’s how you can create this card for the Halloween aficionados on your list.
- Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
- Basic Grey cardstock – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
- Watercolour paper – 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”
- Sparkle Glimmer paper – scraps
- Black foil sheets – scraps
Recipe for Spookily Easy Watercolour Pencil Backgrounds for Halloween
VERY lightly colour your Basic Grey watercolour pencil onto the middle portion of your watercolour paper. TIP1: Lay the pencil on its side rather than use its point to colour. TIP2: Leave space on all four sides of your colouring so you will have a border. TIP3: Try not to make an even shape. For example, don’t try to make a circle, oval or square, just a few squiggles (Yes, I’m SURE that’s a real art term🙃!) of colour.
Use your Aqua Painter to drop in some drips of plain water onto the coloured area. Use the tip of the Aqua Painter to move around the “paint” that develops. TIP4: Use more water than you think to get a really translucent feel.
Let your watercolour background dry completely. Check here for my thoughts on whether to heat set or not.
Stamp the swirl (probably my go-to stamp for a whimsical background in a FLASH!) in Basic Grey ink onto middle of card. Stamp greeting on bottom right.
Punch out bats from Black foil sheet. Punch out moon and stars from Sparkle glimmer paper.
Glue Basic Grey panel to front of folded Basic Black card. TIP5: Offset your panel for a fun look, still leaving a small black border at the bottom and top edges.
Centre and glue watercoloured piece into middle of folded card. TIP6: Use Tear & Tape adhesive or liquid glue for a more permanent adhesion.
Glue moon and stars with liquid adhesive. Attach bats with mini dimensionals.
Time to get into your craft room. Remember to keep it simple today.
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Make Spookily Easy Watercolour Pencil Backgrounds for Halloween
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Thank you so much for joining me today for spookily easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for Halloween project – now get busy crafting 😋!