Sometimes, less really is more! Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a layout that uses that very concept! I created the background of this super simple and easy layout with Colorations Sprays used as watercolors! This background is so simple to recreate, if you blink you’ll miss just how easy it is to make!
I started this layout with. a piece of white die-cut cardstock waste that was left over from another project.
To ensure that when the Colorations sprays are applied and not absorbed into the paper, I prime the paper with a layer of gesso.
Once the gesso is completely dried, I grab a couple of Colorations Sprays and a paintbrush.
I sprayed each spray into a paint palette with a little water to extend the color and to help with achieving the watercolor effect I was after.
I applied the color by wetting the paintbrush with water first-then with the lightest of the two Coloration sprays; you can see that the area I missed applying gesso is a little darker because the ink absorbed immediately which makes it no longer workable. I continue to apply the colors from lightest to darkest-drying between layers-until I’m satisfied with the application.
From the finished page, you can see how the mists take on a light, watercolor effect! I dry the page, back it onto another piece of white cardstock, and finish the final assembly of the layout!
I love how the sprays add just enough color to the backdrop of the page!
Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: “Siesta Key, Sky”
paintbrush and pallete
patterned papers and embellishments
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