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Wed 23

Watercolor 2-Ways
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. Today I made two watercolor backgrounds that I used for die-cutting and I thought I would share both of them with you.

For the first background, I used Colorburst watercolor powders and watercolor paper. This is what the background looked like before I cut it:


To make the background, I sprinkled blue and green watercolor powders onto a non-stick craft sheet and then spritzed the powders with water. I placed my watercolor paper on top of the wet powders and smooshed it into the puddles of color. I set the paper aside to dry. Once it was dry, I sprayed the paper lightly with water to get little droplets on the paper. I like the splotchy look you get by doing that. I then cut out the leafy frame using this paper. I like all the variegation of color you get from this background.

For the flowers, I did a second watercolor technique. This is what the finished paper looked like:


For this background, I took watercolor paper, wet it with water and then randomly colored it with red, orange and yellow watercolor paint. While the paper was still wet, I placed a piece of bubble wrap on top of the paint. I let the whole thing dry and then removed the bubble wrap. Next, I cut out all my little flowers.

Here is a close up of the frame and flowers:


To finish the card, I cut out the background for the sentiment from the same green background and added the yellow letter layer on top. For the flowers, I popped up the center (yellowish) flower up with some foam tape and added orange rhinestones to the centers of all the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!








I love the way you used the watercolor to create the paper for the die cuts. Resulting card is so pretty!

This is gorgeous, I love both techniques you did to cut out the dies from!

A very pretty card and lovely watercoloured die cuts. Love them both.

I like the effect on the leaves, and on the flowers. You ladies are really opening up my mind about techniques. I forget to go the extra mile and do different, extra things that transform the look. THANK YOU

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