Mar 18, 2017

Colored Background

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a good weekend.  I started mine off by making this card.

I've seen a lot of cards lately with black and white flowers and a colored background. I tried making a background with Copics and found it difficult. Watercoloring the background turned out to be a lot easier, especially since I wanted the color darker on the top with a gradual fade.

I started this background with Inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper but quickly switched to Zig Clean Color markers (much better for this technique). Added a few "water drops" and a frame. No masking, just careful with the paint brush...


This card is going to my fantastic mother in law. I love how it turned out! 



Image and sentiment from Altenew's Best Mom.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!

11 comments:

  1. beautiful card Joan - love it - have a good weekend!

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  2. Oh, yes, the background looks fantastic! You must have been very careful, indeed. The flowers are striking against it. Love the water droplets and the frame, too.

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  3. Very nice. I've been meaning to do this technique as well. it's lovely to see how beautifully you've done it. ☺

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  4. Love this technique, Joan. I sometimes get locked in to certain techniques so this one is so simple but elegant.

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  5. Lovely card. This technique just moved up in my "to do" list. I enjoy using Zigs and will use them with this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is gorgeous, Joan! I need to get out my zigs and my tombows more often. I love the backgrounds you can create with them. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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  7. Lovely. I love the way this turned out. TFS.

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  8. Don't you love how so simple can be so gorgeous!!!! Love!

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful, reminds me of some of the art in the Oriental Art museum here.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the way this turned out. TFS.

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