When creating a scrapbook background, you can never go wrong with watercolors. You have unlimited opportunities to create something creative with it and it's always fun to experiment!
For this tip, we'll utilize a fantastic watercolor technique and apply some embossing for that extra style!
The materials that you'll need are the following: card stock, water, watercolors, paint brush, embossing powder, and heat tool.
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Begin by preparing your plain white card stock and your watercolor set. The first thing I'll do is apply a generous amount of water onto my card stock with a brush. This will make our watercolors move freely which is the effect we want.
Next, start applying various colors onto the wet surface. I'm just using random colors that I love so don't overthink on what to use. Make sure you cover the entire thing.
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Once you are satisfied with the watercolors, partially dry it with a heat tool. We don't have to completely dry it off, we just want to stop the colors from mixing together and moving around from being wet.
If the watercolors are set in place after drying, crumple the paper into a ball. Open it back up and flatten again. We're just trying to get that lovely tie dye effect.
Run it under the heat tool again afterwards.
Now let's start adding our beautiful embossing effect! Make sure it is completely dry and start wiping your Versamark watermark over the creases.
Sprinkle some embossing powder on top. I'm using a beautiful gold one, but a silver embossing powder would also work great. Make sure you cover all the wet areas of the creases.
After removing the excess embossing powder, dry it off again with a heat tool.
It creates this absolutely gorgeous shiny effect!
This technique can make a lovely flower embellishment or a photo background. I was able to create this beautiful layout just by playing around with watercolors and embossing.