Monday, January 4, 2016

Water Color Look - Flying Unicorn January KOM

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about layouts with that “water color” look on the background. It is super easy to do. I did not take pictues of the steps but I will explain with each close up.

Here is a layout I created with the gorgeous January kits from the Flying Unicorn. The kit comes with a Clear Gesso from 13 ARTS. Just apply a thin layer of clear gesso on your background paper, use a sponge or paintbrush. Heat set or let this air dry. Once dry I added my stamping and masking and heat set that.

After all of your layers and photo are in place I used some Shimmerz Inklingz and just painted it on the background…one color at a time and add some spritz of water to make the Inklingz pool. I actually add quite a bit of water at this point. You can also use mists for this part, and spritz with water also.  Heat set after each color and move the water with the paints around, with your heat tool.

Add the next color and do the same steps as above. You can add as many colors as you like…just dry between colors. Adding the first layer of clear gesso allows the mists or paints to just pool on top of the background paper. If you did not the color would just soak into the background page and you would not get this cool water color look. Another little tip. If you have already adhered your photo to the project just make sure to cover it up with some scrap paper or something so that it does not get sprayed with water. All supplies are from the January Kit from the Flying Unicorn...swing on by the store and check them out! Take care!  


Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for the tips on colouring your page!