Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's brewing? Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Tombow watercolors can be used to make some fun watercolor backgrounds. For this particular card, I didn't want a perfectly smooth watercolor look so I used regular cardstock, stamped the Stamps of Life teapot randomly on the layer piece in Ranger ink and pulled out the Tombow markers.
How do you make a Tombow watercolor background? There are several ways but I'll share my process. First, you scribble on the block with Tombow marker and then spritz nearby with water.
Pick up a little water with a waterbrush.
Then, pick up a little color with your lightly damp waterbrush.
Loosely fill in the teapot with your lightly damp brush to give a somewhat of a primitive look, especially as the brush dries out.
When switching colors, don't forget to clean off the block first so you don't contaminate your marker colors. And, after playing with colors and using a light color (in this case pale yellow) to highlight the teapots, it was finished off with some shimmer spray to give it a touch of sparkle. I love this primitive look. It's just what I was going for. You could totally make a smooth saturated look if you used a watercolor cardstock but I really wanted a streaky look so kept the brush more on the dry side. 
 Here's the finished project. Simple and sweet. Maya Road Dandelion Twine and some paper flowers are the final embellishments. 
Here's a close-up of the layered flowers under the pretty twine.
So, that's my 5th card for the hop. I had to pass on yesterday as I had some calendars to make.

I hope you play with your Tombows and experiment with different looks. And, I hope you are considering playing along with the hop! 

Have a wonderfully creative day!


  1. This is really lovely! Fabulous colors and a lovely design.

  2. I love your cheerful spring tea pots!Very cute!

  3. LOVE those sweet tea pots...great coloring too!

  4. Sweet card and that little bloom is the perfect touch.

  5. So beautiful with those soft spring colors.

  6. Very pretty, Seleise! Your watercoloring is perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing how you made it.

  8. I love to watercolor too. I like that are a variety of ways you can to get different looks. Nicely done!


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