Create easy backgrounds

Do you ever see something in a store and think to yourself,  I wonder if I could create something like that? This happens to me a lot. Last weekend, I was in a little collective shop here in Melbourne (owned by a family friend of the Marks’ family) and I fell in love with her watercolor prints. I couldn’t help but buy several as gifts to bring home. Aren’t these beautiful?Creative-Backgrounds-10Immediately my mind went to watercoloring with our watercolor paper and an Aquapainter. However, I don’t have access to my entire stamp room back home. :) Samantha has a few things, but watercolor paper is not one of them. And I had to work with the colors of ink pads that she has.

So here’s my first attempt. I just used my Aquapainter very carefully on Whisper White cardstock.Creative-Backgrounds-2 Again, with limited supplies (some old style ink pads and some new style ink pads), I put a black matte behind it and raised it up with dimensionals onto a 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecard. Creative-Backgrounds-5 Did you know that you can use any Stampin’ Spots you have to dab ink onto a clear block and pick up the color from there? It works just the same as squishing your stamp pad lid. I was pretty happy with my first creative attempt at this background design.

For the other one, I tried to use our Blends Markers to create a simple wash look.   Creative-Backgrounds-3It doesn’t get any easier than that. I just used 3 color combos and then stamped this clever little stamp from the Witty-cisms Stamp Set in the mini catalogue. Creative-Backgrounds-6So that was my little creative play for today. I want to encourage you to pull out some stamping supplies and just PLAY. See what you can come up with. How many different color combinations can you come up with? Creative-Backgrounds-4Would you like to place an order?
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