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Monday, February 27, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Watercolor and Cling Wrap

It is time for the Sparkle N Sprinkle technique Tuesday! When I saw this technique I just couldn't wait to try it! As you can see, once I started I couldn't stop.  I made three cards with these backgrounds! Each background ends up with it's own unique pattern.

  1. heavy weight watercolor paper 140lb.
  2. watercolor paint -- I used tubes of watercolor paint
  3. water spritzer
  4. cling wrap
  5. paint brush
  6. water in a dish to clean brush
First tear off some cling wrap, crinkle it up long ways and keep nearby. Spritz your watercolor paper with water and swipe several different colors of paint over the paper with your brush. I am a sloppy painter, so don't worry about how you are putting on the paint. You do want the paint to run and blend some, so have the paper pretty wet.

When the paper is painted, spritz it again with water to let the colors run more.

Now quickly put the cling wrap over the wet paper. I used my fingers to smoosh the cling wrap around. I then patted it down on the paper. Let the cling wrap stay on the paper until dry.

Peel off cling wrap when dry and you have a great textured background!

Here is another I did in earth tones.

I hope you have as much fun with this technique as I did. Experiment to see what you come up with! On my last card above, I stamped the Stained Glass Tree on one of the backgrounds, cut it out and adhered it to a background that didn't turn out very well. This technique seems to work better when the colors are very diluted.

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies:
  1. Chickadees
  2. Bird of Paradise
  3. Stained Glass Tree
  4. Just for You
Have a great Tuesday and I hope to see you again next week!



E. Marie said...

These really came out great. What a wonderful and fun technique. If it wasn't so late at night (almost morning) I would go play with it now.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another cool technique April, will have to give this a try.

Gerlinde said...

Love the cards! My favorits is the first bird one - such springy colors! I just watched a video yesterday using the same technique with alcohol inks.

Brenda said...

Another awesome technique!!! I like the bird one the best, but they are all great!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! I can hardly wait to try this, April! I'm off to the SNS blog to see how. (beautiful cards!)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so pretty with gorgeous colours, I especially love the one with the birds and the embossing
Lindsay xx

Lana said...

Such beautiful calming creations April xxx

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Kate said...

This is another fabulous idea! I wish I had some paints to give this a go. I really like the textured look you've achieved. Your cards look wonderful!

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