Thursday, July 26, 2012

Watercolored Marker Background

Hello! If you looking for my Shaping Up Blog Hop post, it is just below this one! I have a giveaway going on so check it out if you'd like a chance to win!

Today I'm sharing a card that was published in the July/August edition of Paper Crafts Magazine! It is my first publication with them so I was pretty excited when I got the email saying they were interested in it! Here is my card:


Stamps: Hooray set for Studio Calico by Hero Arts
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic pad by Stampin' Up!; Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Stampin' Up! Markers in Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral
Paper: Sahara Sand cardstock, watercolor paper, and First Edition DSP by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Baker's twine by Pink Paislee

For the background technique, I spritzed my watercolor paper panel with water and then drew stripes with my markers. I spritzed the paper again and let the markers bleed into each other. When it was just how I wanted it, I set it with a heat gun. Doesn't it make a funky background?

I haven't submitted many cards but it sure is fun when one gets picked up!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by!



Miriam Prantner said...

This is great Tessa! Love what you can do with markers and water!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful water color effect with the markers. I love the vibrant colors!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I loved this card when I saw it in my magazine!!!! This is wonderful! Congrats!

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful colors and cool technique Tessa!

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