Watercolor Background Technique

I’m totally addicted to anything watercolour related!  When I saw this card by Stampin’ Up!, I knew I wanted to recreate it… but with a twist!

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Check out this video I made to share how I did the background on this card using watercolour and alcohol to make this interesting technique!

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I’d love to see what you come up with using this background technique!  I’m thinking there could be a cool galaxy card with it.

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Here are the supplies used to make this card and complete this technique.  Live in Canada? Purchase supplies by clicking on the link below:


Product List

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle


Eastern Palace Premier Bundle


Watercolor Paper


Aqua Painters


Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Ink Refill


Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Ink Refill


Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon


Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock