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Thu 10

Watercolor Powders Floral Card
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. Today I want to talk about a watercolor powder technique I learned from Splitcoast Stampers. If you want to see the original video, you can find it here.

I made a ton of backgrounds with this technique. Some I thought were perfect the way they are, and others were relegated to my scrap pile. These papers were sometimes too "busy" or didn't quite have the colors I liked. I don't end up using them backgrounds, but they are absolutely perfect for diecutting. This way you can pick and choose the parts of the paper you like and want to use.

These were the two papers I chose:


I wasn't sure which one I would end up using for the card, so I cut up both.

To make the backgrounds, you will need some photo paper (not glossy), some coffee filters, some watercolor powders (I used Color Burst Powders) and a spray bottle of water.

First, take the coffee filter and sprinkle it with a few colors of watercolor powder. Spritz the filter with water and then place the filter on top of the photopaper. This will transfer the color from the filter onto the photopaper. The reason you use the coffee filter in the first place is to allow the colors to blend the colors together before adding the to the paper. If you add the powders and water directly to the paper, you won't get as soft of a color blend.

Next, I die cut my flower and sentiment using my decorative papers and layered them onto my card. Here is a close up of the die cut pieces:


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to make your own backgrounds!






so pretty, great use of the backgrounds! Thanks for sharing the how to's!

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