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Tue 24

Watercolor Texture Technique
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I wanted to share a watercolor technique that I learned from the Peerless Watercolor Instagram page.  I love working with watercolors and am always interested in new techniques.  All you are going to need for this technique is some watercolor paint (I used Peerless, but you could use any brand), watercolor paper (I used Memory Box) and some bubble wrap.  Who doesn't have bubble wrap this time of year?

Step one- tape down your watercolor paper so that the paper won't warp too much with all the paint and water.  I used washi tape since it is low tac and then taped it onto some heavy weight chip board:

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Step two- spritz your watercolor paper with water so that the paint you add will blend easier.  Next, add a bunch of paint with a wet brush.  You can tell from my picture that my paper got quite wet:

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Final step, place a piece of bubble wrap on top, place a book on top, and allow it to dry naturally.  I let it sit for about two hours.  You could also just leave it till the next day.  I made a bunch of these backgrounds at the same time so that I would have ready to use decorative papers for future cards.  Here is the background I ended up using for this card:

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You can see that the bubbles left different looking imprints depending on how inflated the bubbles were.  To finish the card, I cut out my snowman and added some teal cardstock behind it. 

Tip for the backgrounds- if your paper ends up warped, you can press it under a heavy book or just use a lot of tape to hold it down.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Looks just lovely...and easy!! Have you ever tried using plastic wrap (ie Saran wrap)? Just cut a piece, lay on paper, scrunch it up a bit and let dry. VERY dynamic results...

love the simplicity of this technique; I've used the plastic wrap many times.

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