Technique Slow Scrap | April 17

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  1. jesskab

    jesskab Watch me sizzle & twizzle

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    Hey all! I have 3 easy techniques for watercolor backgrounds.

    1) Brushes.
    TLP has a great assortment of watercolor brushes. I used Barely There Watercolor Brushes by Just Jaimee.
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    I like to make the brush big & stamp it, rather than "paint" with it.
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    Using different colors, sizes, & opacity builds depth.
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    Lastly, I use a light opacity white brush to better blend the colors together.
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    2) Stamps
    I used Stamp It No.3 by Pink Reptile Designs. Psst...they're half off for SOSN.
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    Clipping a colored shape to the stamp keeps the texture of the stamp.
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    Again, play with the color & opacity.
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    3) Styles
    This is by far the easiest method! We have some awesome watercolor styles in the store. I used MPM Origin Layer Styles by Mommyish.

    Place your shape & add a watercolor style.
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    Add layers, adjust color & opacity, et voila!
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    Your challenge is to make a spring inspired page using a watercolor background you've made. Please add more to the page than just a background & remember to stick with the gallery rules. Post in the gallery & here by 3pm PST on 04/18/2019, & I'll message you a prize.

    Please post your completed layout in The Lilypad gallery. GALLERY RULES: Layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products. (Templates count as 15%.) Uploads must be less than 250k. List all credits; no off-site linking allowed.
     
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  2. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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    Now looking back at yours, mine doesn't look as "watery" as I would like...I think I will try again!
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  3. jesskab

    jesskab Watch me sizzle & twizzle

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  4. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    WATERCOLOR STYLE ON SOSN sale!!!!


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  5. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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  6. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    Oops posted in the wrong place so now I'm posting here. I used brushes and 50% opaqueness (is that a word?) to get these yummy pastels.
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  7. jang

    jang Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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    Love the technique and the fact that you did it on SOSN so I could buy Mommyish's styles which are amazing. They made my blobs of color gorgeous. Here's mine:
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    Rich’s family heritage is Polish Ukrainian on his mother's side. Our Piggly Wiggly grocery has a Polish section in their ethnic food aisle. I thought it would be fun to make up Easter baskets with Polish foods. I bought Pea, Mushroom, and Vegetable Soups to put in the baskets. And, I bought what I think is a sweet treat the Chalwa. I thought we could all take a slice of it at Easter to see if we like it. Rich saw the soups when I took this picture so he wanted some tonight. He loves the mushroom. Now his basket will be one soup short. I may go back and get the Buckwheat Soup. I didn’t buy that flavor because I wasn’t sure we would like it. Rich looked up how it is made and he is intrigued. 4-17-19
     
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    AnnaB Well-Known Member

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  9. adriablack

    adriablack Well-Known Member

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    Here's my take.
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    Thanks so much for the challenge and new technique to play around with!
     
  10. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    Hope you can see enough of the background. I used the brush method and put my flowers under the light opacity layer - okay they went there by accident but I loved it so much I left them there.
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  11. KarenW

    KarenW Send in the Clowns

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    Went a bit wild with my brushes and NBK Watercolor Styles - not exactly cohesive but anyway... lots of fun though - thanks Jess!
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  12. cinderella

    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    Thanks for the tutorial and the fun challenge.
    I used watercolor brushes and styles from the Intuitive collection by NBK-Design.
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  13. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Was this ever fun!! I used a watercolor picture of my grandson, too. Thanks for hosting Jess and your instructions were perfect!!

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  14. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Thanks for the challenge. I used water colour brushes and could not resist adding water wolour elements
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    And this one using Kate Hadfields ; Weekend at home
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    marijke Well-Known Member

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    CharlotteM Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the really wonderful challenge, i love Watercolor and I love ideas and input!
    I have used watercolor brushes and the twirl effect
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  17. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Not exactly "springy with bunnies and flowers" but May 2012 Spring Showering :)
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  18. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    So sorry I missed the chat. DH and I were working outdoors and running some errands.

    I tend to not use brushes (abr files), but I forced myself to try. I definitely need to try them more often. :-)

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  19. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I love playing with watercolours for real. I've got watercolour pencils, markers, inks, tube paints and pallet paint.s

    When I p[lay with my watercolours at the moment I like adding texture stamps, and after the paint is dry, I spray water droplets ontop, and dab them with tissue - this lifts the colour where the water is. So I've had a go at replicating those digitally in layout background.

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    Thank you for the fun challenge, and inspiration.
     
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  20. Electra

    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

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    I am so glad I've done this technique before, because I remembered about this at 2AM, as I was going to bed. So what I have put together may be a bit silly. I see Paula's little card scenes as so precious, bunnies saving the day! Thanks for the great instructions, I will use them in future! I used NBK's Watercolour brushes for the background.
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