Welcome everyone! Today I’m showing you how to create vibrant watercolor backgrounds using the Karin Brushmarker Pros.
The best way I have found to use these brushmarkers is to start with them on a palette and apply the color to your card with a paint brush.
You can check out the step by step video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
For today’s card, I’m using the gorgeous Spring Blooms background stamp from Honey Bee Stamps. This image is heat embossed in clear embossing powder onto Fabriano Artistico white watercolor paper.
I’m starting a 6″ x 6″ piece paper and taped it down to a hard board so the paper doesn’t curl when I apply water. I cover the entire background with water using a large flat brush. This is called the wet on wet technique.
Next, I scribble color down from the brushmarkers onto a slick surface. Taking another paint brush, I’ll dip in water and then pick up some color and just start randomly placing it on my damp background.
I’m using 688 Violet Blue, 621 Sky Blue, 170 Magenta Red and 166 Canary.
After I apply the color, I’ll spritz it again with water using a spray bottle and let the colors mix and overlap. Then I’ll set it off on the side to air dry.
I love how some of the colors pool in the heat embossed areas.
I only did one application of color and check out how vibrant this background is!
I finished off the card by adding a sentiment that I heat embossed in white onto black cardstock using the Easter Buddies stamp set.
Be sure to visit the video for all the details!