Blended Watercolour Background

Can you believe 2016 is almost over and that 2017 is about to begin? Today’s project I want to share with you the Blended Watercolour Background Technique.


To create this card I started by choosing three (3)  colours of classic ink, I choose colours that would blend nicely together. (Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Pacific Point). Begin with the lightest colour of ink (Crushed Curry) and press it a number of times onto a non‐ stick craft sheet (alternately you can use heavy weight plastic or acetate). Make sure that your “pool” of ink is larger than the surface area of your tag.

Next press the second colour of ink (Melom Mambo) 2‐3 times onto the non‐stick craft mat ‐ directly over the first colour of ink.

Next press the third colour of ink (Pacific Point) 2-3 times onto the non-stick craft mat – directly over the first two colours of ink

Spritz the ink on the craft mat with some water. Take your cardbase  (created out of watercolour paper) and place it onto the craft mat ‐ in the pool of watered‐down ink. Using your fingertips, gently press it into the ink for a few seconds.  Lift the card and then re‐press it onto another spot. Repeat  until you have as much coverage as desired.


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  1. Thanks Sandra, really appreciate your comment. Stay tuned more ideas coming in the new year

  2. Sandra Mundy says

    Thanks Kristy that was a really good card loved the way you did it
    such an effective way
    Happy New Year and keep you ideas coming really love them

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