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“Live Happy” Tattered Angels Watercolor Background

Hey everyone! Suzanne Austin here to share a layout that features a very simple watercolor background using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I will admit, I have a thing for making inks/paints work as watercolor and this layout is no different! It happens to be the easiest way to put color down and jump start any scrapbook or art journal page! I will show you a technique that gives a very realistic watercolor effect!

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist –
Patina
Canvas Corp 12×12 Canvas Fabric
Canvas Corp Mini Clothespins – blue
Canvas Corp Jute Cord
Canvas Corp Journal Lines on White Paper
Tattered Angels Pure Mistable Crepe Paper
Canvas Corp Kraft cardstock
sticker and chipboard embellishments
watercolor paper
electronic die-cut machine

This watercolor technique can be done using many things (smooshing, packaging, etc.), but the process and end results are all the same! Beginning with a small piece of non-porous material (non-porous is the key…I used a piece of shelf liner), I spritz a small amount of water and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in “Patina.” This color is GORGEOUS (my fav!) and works perfectly with the picture of my girls on the beach. I carefully close the liner to gently mix any color that hasn’t blended with the water.

On a piece of watercolor paper, quickly flip the liner over and begin to move the color by pressing, lifting, and repeat.This is my first lift, and I can see that I will need more color for the design I have in mind.

So, I continue to add color until I’m satisfied with coverage. I also added splatters using the nozzle directly from the Glimmer Mist bottle. I love that even after adding water to the mist, the glimmer is still amazing! I let this dry completely before I move on to finishing the layout! If you’re going for a more intense color, you can use this same technique but without water.

Now that my background is dry, this layout comes together fairly quick! I adhered some die-cut flowers onto the background and the color really makes them stand-out! I layered several papers behind my photo. I also die-cut a small tag out of our Canvas Corp Stretched Canvas Fabric and topped it off with a piece of jute string and a cute mini clothespin.

With the addition of a title and some sticker embellishments, this layout is complete!
All it took was ONE bottle of pretty mist to get this page going!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the super simple layout!

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzanne
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'“Live Happy” Tattered Angels Watercolor Background' has 1 comment

  1. June 13, 2018 @ 7:28 pm Julia Cotrim

    OMG! Your layout is just perfect! The technique for the background is awesome! TFS!

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