VIDEO: Mixed Media Watercolor Background Technique // Egg Hunting Process Video

August 12, 2017

Hello fellow crafters and welcome back! If you're new be sure to stick around and check out all of my other mixed media inspiration and my YouTube channel for more content. Today, I am sharing with you all a fun new way to make bold and colorful backgrounds for your pages. This technique is so easy and inexpensive! All you'll need is cardstock, Crayola markers, water, and a non-stick craft mat. Let's dive in to this fun technique!

To achieve this background look, you'll want to first select your colors. I went with a blue, green, purple, and pink color scheme. There are several color schemes you can do just be sure not to put two colors next to each other that won't blend well. The more water you spray on to your scribbles, the more it will disperse and be lighter. The pigment of these markers goes along. Do some test sheets of paper if you want a specific look. Let's dive in to the video tutorial, featuring a little furry guest!

This technique is very easy and yields some beautiful results! I used three photos on this layout to document our Easter egg hunt from this past spring. I cut two of the photos down to 3x3 and the other is 4x5. I used a diagonal striped glassine bag from Spiegel Mom Scraps as my base for my photos. The pink color pops against the blue and green background.   

I used a piece of patterned paper from Pebbles' Garden Party collection to mat my photos. I created three little clusters near my photos. The top left includes a paper clip from KI Memories, a wood veneer butterfly, and Freckled Fawn enamel dots. There's also purple washi tape that runs underneath my photos and peeks out on the other side.

In the bottom left, I have a cluster next to the title. The title is made out of Thickers from Amy Tangerine's collection. They aren't exactly puffy stickers, but they are a cool texture. I used a bunch of the Tim Holtz occasion word stickers on this layout. There's only so many times I'll be able to use Easter themed word stickers, so I threw a bunch on. I also included more of the Freckled Fawn enamel dots.

The largest cluster is to the right of my photos. I used a blue watercolor tag from Target as the base. I used a different purple washi tape for another pop of purple. I then layered a Simple Stories die cut on top of that that reads "love". I found the perfect flair to use on this layout from April Lilli. I included another Tim Holtz phrase sticker and a heart wood veneer to complete this cluster.

This background technique is so easy and fun! There's definitely so many different variations and patterns you can try. I hope you enjoyed this version of it. Please share with me if you try out this technique! Thanks for stopping by!

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