Happy Saturday, My Scraps fans! Missy here with you today that I designed for last week's Word Up Wednesday challenge over on our message boards. The word was ADVENTURE. I was so excited to use the new Wild & Free collection from Glitz! It's available in the store right HERE.
One of the patterned papers has a multi-colored watercolor look to it. It inspired me to try and create my own background similar to it. So I pulled out my paints and got creative. I tried something new this time...I got out a piece of plastic kitchen wrap (like Saran wrap) and spread it out. I squirted a few dabs of paint in random places. Then, I sprayed water over them and mixed them around with a brush. Then I took my white cardstock and laid on top of the plastic wrap and pressed my hand all over it. When I removed the paper, this is what was there! I dried each color with my heat tool before doing the next color. The more colors I used, the more I could see what area of my paper needed color where, so I eventually would just stick the corner of the paper to the plastic wrap just to get a specific color in a specific spot. VERY easy technique, and as you can see, it makes for a GREAT and colorful background!
And I think the key to keeping your paper from warping is to hold it in your hand while you heat dry it. I was constantly holding it from different angles as I was drying it, and it never really warped or folded.
This photo is of my sweet little Paige a few years ago, riding horses at school. She loved it then, and she still does :) I love this striped die-cut horse in the collection...perfect for this page!
There are a lot of alpha stickers in this collection...they're a perfect match!
The arrows are so fun...I had to restrain myself from using all of them on this one page!
I just love this watercolor look...the colors turned out so pretty, I think.
I'm really loving outlining things on my pages lately.
That's it for today! I hope you come and join us on our boards...lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for visiting us today...and have a wonderful weekend!