Tailor-made background with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
Hello Faber-Castell fans!
Emmy's here with my first post as a Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.
I had this cute picture from my best friend's little girl and I was wondering for a long time what would be the best way to desplay it. And after I saw the bright yellow and red Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils I knew in an instant that the best way is to create my own background paper.
I started with white cardstock, 12" background mask and Art GRIP® Aquarelles: YELLOW (#770111). I used five different colors to create my dotted frame.
After I was done drawing, I added just water to get this amazing watercolor painting effect. The best thing about the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils is that the watercolor pigments dissolve completely and are permanent, waterproof and lightfast when dry. So you can add layer upon layer of different colors, media and textural acents and your colors won't change even a bit.
After the water was dry, I used another mask with a floral motive and Gel Medium (#770303) to give extra dimension to my background paper.
For my title I used Tickers and Paper Crafter Crayons™ RED/YELLOW (#770520)
the colors look perfect together and they covered the letters completely.
I did a lot of stamping on my layout, using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens - Stamper's Big Brush 3 ct. NEUTRAL (#770054). Mixing colors directly on the stamp was never easier!
As a final touch I added transperent semi-gloss Glaze to my flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my post today!
Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from our design team!
hugs 'n smiles,