Monday, February 24, 2014

Hi! Tombow Watercolor Background

What happens when you take some Bristol paper, tombow markers, a little water and a clear acrylic block? You have all you need to make the most amazing watercolor backgrounds for your cards! I used 5 tombow markers to create this one. You scribble on the clean acrylic block and then mist with a spray bottle filled with water. The tombow marker will bead up and then you wipe it across the Bristol paper until you've wiped all the color off the block. Wipe the remaining water off the block with a paper towel and repeat the process with another marker color until your background paper is full. You can dab the Bristol paper with a paper towel to help it dry.

Once the cardstock was dry, I stamped modern zinnia in mermaid and grapefruit on the background. I inked once and stamped twice to get variations in shade and design. Then, I added the Valentine washi and popped up a bermuda petite polka dot envelope and mermaid petite pinstripe with the Even Taller Alphabet letters "hi" cut out of grapefruit.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but it had some grapefruit zinnias stampe on the edges.

Wouldn't this card just make someone's day?! I think so and it's so easy to do! :) Plus the beauty is that you can make this with so many marker variations and it will look entirely different. I loved seeing how different each of the backgrounds were in class. Some colored a lot and made the background darker. Some colored a little and had a pastel background like mine. Each was beautiful and each worked perfectly for the card.

I hope you'll give this watercolor background a try! If you don't have any tombow markers, you can pick some up here:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

1 comment:

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - I'm home all day today so will add this to my list of things to try. I would not have thought to use Tombow markers.