If you want to know how to make a watercolour background I’m going to show you exactly how in my short JO-Tips video! You’ll love how easy it is and how it only uses a few supplies!
Everybody in my Design with Jo VIPeeps Facebook group loves the look of watercolour. So last week, in my live, I showed how to get a soft watercolour background like on today’s card.
The Angels of Peace stamps are absolutely beautiful for Christmas. And shine in a simple card like this.
And it’s actually fairly simple to get this soft look with just a couple water based markers like Stampin’ Write markers and a brush.
I used the Water Painters, also from Stampin’ Up!
See how soft this colour can be with just a little bit of water and some watercolour paper. It doesn’t overwhelm our pretty angel.
If you’ve tried this technique with regular paper, you may know it can be a bit challenging to get the right look of the paint.
So let me show you how in this edited excerpt from my live crafting video.
How to Make a Watercolour Background
Click the triangle to find out how to do this yourself!
Click to see another watercolour background, this one a bit bolder and made with ink refills, not markers.
A Simple Design
I like to keep my watercoloured cards simple especially when you can showcase such a beautiful stamp like this angel from the Angels of Peace stamp set. This card has only two heat embossed images and a greeting.
The embossing powder is one I mixed together myself I call platinum. I told how I made it during the live crafting class. (Want to join in too? Click here!)
Mount your watercoloured art on a piece of cardstock to coordinate (I used Bumblebee) and then onto your Basic White card base. And that’s about everything this card needs.
Want to Learn More?
If you love the look of watercolour backgrounds and would love to learn more, check out my online class just for paper crafters. I show you lots of ways for exactly how to achieve the gentle look of watercolour in your designs.
You can pick up any of the items to watercolour your own cards by clicking this button.
See You Next Time
Did you get a chance to watch the video? Thanks!
I’m going to leave you with one final peek at this pretty card.
I hope you pick up a marker and brush and start to add watercolour to your handmade cards. And now you know how to make a watercolour background, your friends and family are going to be WOWed by your beautiful cards!