Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background by Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner shows you a faux watercolor background technique using Simon Hurley create. Dye Ink Pads and Stamps to make this gorgeous thank you card.

 

Instructions 

Hi, there! I am going to share one of my favorite techniques with you - faux watercolor! This technique is easy and a great way to create stunning backgrounds! Let’s get started.  

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 1

Step 1: Cut a piece of Simon Hurley create. Stark White Cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5” and peel apart the bottom portion of the Simon Hurley create. Jewel Heist Peel-Apart Background Stamp.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 2

Step 2: Stamp the Jewel Heist Peel-Apart Background Stamp with Prom Queen Simon Hurley create. Dye Ink.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 3

Step 3: Mix a teaspoon of Ranger Perfect Pearls into a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and spritz the background until the ink begins to run.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 4

Step 4: Smoosh Prom Queen Ink onto a hard surface and spritz with the Perfect Pearls and water solution. Dip a paint brush into the ink and spatter ink drops onto the top portion of the panel.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 5

Step 5: Stamp the outline of the floral cluster from the Simon Hurley create. Lovely Lantanas Stamp Set with Archival Jet Black Ink. Then stamp the layering images using Slippery When Wet, Guppy, and Later Gator Simon Hurley create. Dye Inks.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 6

Step 6: As an option for more dimension use alcohol markers or your favorite coloring medium a shade darker than the dye inks to add accents and shading.  

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 7

Step 7: Use scissors to trim around the floral image and sentiment leaving a white border. 

 

 

Faux Shimmer Watercolor Background Card Step 8

Step 8: Adhere the pieces to the shimmer background panel using foam tape and the card is complete!  

 

 

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