Aqua Pigment Background with Guest Designer, Amanda!
Hello my crafty friends, it's Amanda again from Pear Blossom Press! I've got something a little different for you today -- not one, but six cards I made using backgrounds created with Aqua Pigments. These are the new liquid watercolors and they come in a fantastic array of colors. I'll show you what I did with them in this video...
For these backgrounds, I started with Aqua Pigments in Orange, Coral, Magenta, and Fuschia. I worked on heavyweight watercolor paper and for three of the backgrounds, I used the Polka stencil. To drip the color onto my paper, I used a pipette, but if you don't have one, you can use a dropper from one of the Aqua Pigment bottles. Just be sure to clean it before recapping your bottle.
On the last stenciled background, I mixed the Aqua Pigments with light texture paste and applied it with a pallet knife. You could use a popsicle stick or an old gift card to apply it if you don't have a pallet knife. I sprayed the textured background with a generous amount of Glimmer Mist to give it a nice sheen.
I used a variety of paint brushes and a drinking straw to apply and move the color around on the three remaining backgrounds. My heat gun helped to dry between coats and that sped the process up, but you can let your paper dry naturally if you'd prefer.
To turn the backgrounds into cards, I cut them down to fit A2 card bases and used a variety of dies and sequins to dress them up a bit. On most of the cards, I embossed sentiments from the Rock On stamp set. If you'd like links to any of the other specific products I used, you can find them over on my blog at pearblossompress.com.
These Aqua Pigments are so much fun to play with that I was inspired to create another set of cards with them too; I'll share those soon!