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Watercoloured background


Dawn here to share some more watercolour backgrounds.  Our theme this month is Watercolouring.  I enjoy making watercolour backgrounds.  One of my favourite ways is to use a Smooshing technique.  I mainly use Distress inks to make these as they turn to water colours when sprayed with water.



Happy Day

For this one, I used some blue and green inks and smooshed them onto my craft sheet and dragged my watercolour paper through it.  Once it dried I used a few colours of Lindy’s Stamp sprays to add some pinks and the dot of yellow.  I then put it through an embossing folder for added texture.  Next I die cut the Butterfly Die (DI078) from some hot pink card stock.  I used some Black Metallic Decor dots for the body.  My sentiment is white embossed and is from Color Layering Happy Day Flowers (CL864) -Note:  This popular Stamp set is currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!   This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!

As an aside, have you heard Hero Arts Intense Black AF345 is perfect for alcohol markers (Copic, Spectrum Noir) ? There is also a reinker.  It’s in store now.

And remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

I’m loving all your wonderful entries. Still a week or more to add your entry.  Check out our challenge post (here) and join us, just remember to check our rules -You MUST use at least ONE HERO ARTS STAMP, HERO ARTS DIGITAL IMAGE OR HERO ARTS DIE CUT on your project. (Hero Arts Silhouette shapes are allowed too)




5 thoughts on “Watercoloured background

  1. such a pretty card Dawn – perfect background for your gorgeous butterfly

  2. What a beautiful watecolored background! Love the butterfly too!

  3. GOR-GEOUS watercolour embossed background!! Perfect for the butterfly!!

  4. Bright & beautiful, Dawn!

  5. Love that butterfly. Gorgeous background.

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