Today's watercolour inspiration was from a short I saw on Facebook by an Australian demonstrator called Alisa Tilsner. The background is super easy to make so perfect for me 😉. Watercolour backgrounds are a great way to streatch you ink pad stash. And as this week's inspiration is all about using the retiring core colour inks it was just the technique to share!
So what colours am I using today... well there's pear pizzazz a soft mid tone green, so saffron a gentle yellow and mango melody a vibrant orange.
So let's get to the technique... all you will need is some fluid 100 watercolour paper, an acrylic block, waterbased ink pads and some kitchen paper. Oh and some water in a spritzer 😅 it is a watercolour technique after all!!
First place your watercolour paper on some kitchen paper and spritz well with water. This is a wet technique. You then place your acrylic block onto the ink pad and gather ink up onto it by tapping gently.
Now the fun part. Starting in one corner of the paper rub the acrylic block over the wet paper. I started with the so saffron ink.
I then dried the panel and set to making the card. I made a basic white card base and added a white mat on top. I embossed the white mat with the Fern embossing folder.
I then stamped the large fern stamp from the Nature's Prints stamp set in pear pizzazz ink onto white cardstock.
I fussy cut the fern image out even though the set has coordinating dies available. I also stamped and fussy cut out the sentiment.