Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Basic Training-Easy Watercolor Backgrounds

September...oh my goodness where has the time gone??
Michele here today to share a super quick and easy technique for an awesome background!  I have been playing with watercolors a bunch lately and find that you can do SO much with them.

Here, I'll show you...
You'll need watercolor paper, watercolor paint, water and a brush.

I cut the watercolor paper to card size.  I ALWAYS need cards!!

 I wanted a bit of texture also so I also used a stencil (UmWow Studio checkerboard) and gel medium.

  I randomly put some of the gel on the paper through the mask.

 I LOVE the texture you get!!

 I dried with my heat gun...

Once the gel is dry you can add the paint.

Make sure you use a good amount of water!

That way you can get your color to roll around.

I added other colors but the most important thing to remember it to dry in between each color so you don't end up with a blob of mud...  I really like how the texture of the gel stands out with the color on it!!

I did all three of these background is 30 minutes, quick right??!!

Make sure you stop back Wednesday for Hump Day to see the finished product.
Until then get out your watercolors and get messy!!

Oh, and don't forget to enter our current drill for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!

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