How-To Video| Watercolor Backgrounds

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Hi everyone! How are you today?? I have something special for you today. I had some question a few weeks back about how I create my watercolor backgrounds on my projects. So I made a video sharing some of my techniques. Enjoy!!



Here’s another look at the layout I made with the background I made in the video. I had a pretty good plan in my head on how my layout was going to look. So I only applied watercolor to certain areas of my background. I think the watercoloring fits really well with the picture here and adds to the theme of the puddles of water. All in all I aimed for a very soft look in patterned papers and embellishments. The title is a Silhouette cut.

How-To Video | Watercolor Backgrounds by Els Brigé

The basic idea is pretty simple. Spread out a layer of gesso onto your cardstock, let it dry, and play. Have fun!!



Patterned Papers: Hello Today (6×8 paper pad) – Heidi Swapp, Saltwater – Elle’s Studio; Misc.: white cardstock – Bazzill Basics; gelatos – Faber-Castell; spray inks – October Afternoon & Studio Calico; wood veneers & label – Studio Calico; Highline Chipboard sticker – BasicGrey; masking tape & enamel dew drops – Freckled Fawn, Hello Sunshine Ephemera Pack – Pink Paislee; Tool: Silhouette Cameo.

2 Responses

  1. lenny
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    Awesome layout!!
    Love the water color splashes!
    Great tip: applying the Gesso with an old gift card/banc card…gonna do that too.
    I used a brush for that but I didn’t like the result!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Learned something new again today!! Awesome!!
    Happy weekend!! 🙂

  2. Irene Talaasen
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    Hi Els,
    I love the layout!! couldn’t get the video to go in email……….will go over to your Blog.
    Thanks for your work; awesome as usual!

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