Watercolor Technique For Fantastic Scrapbook Backgrounds

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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Step 1

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.
Embossing with Ink materials
Embossing with Ink materials

Step 2

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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Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Now let's start adding our beautiful embossing effect! Make sure it is completely dry and start wiping your Versamark watermark over the creases.

Step 6

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.

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