Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques: Lesson 2

I’m having difficulty linking my homework to Altenew’s student gallery. But the company is awesome and they are working with me to fix it. So I’ll continue showing you all my homework here on my website and when the Inlinkz finally works I can post them there too. This lesson was Smooshed Background. We put watercolor down on a non porous surface, misted the color and then smooshed our card base into the watercolor. You could do this with water based inks too, like Altenew’s crisp die inks or Tim Hontz Distressed Inks.

After I finished the background I dried it with my heat gun thoroughly. Then I used an anti static power bag all over the background. I had some Adirondack embossing powder in Eggplant, so I put some hot glue randomly on the background and while it was still hot I poured the embossing powder over the hot glue and then heated it. I cut out a rectangle and used that for my card. I thought it made kind of an artsy card.

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