Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today, I’ll be showing how to create an opulent watercolor background using liquid watercolor brush marker refills and the Ornate Foliage Stamp Set.
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of watercolor cardstock and stamped over the outline images from Ornate Foliage Stamp Set. I stamped the images using Embossing Ink and then heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Once this was done, I set about coloring the images using Watercolor Marker Refills as liquid watercolor. I used Purple Wine, Desert Night, and Emerald Marker Refills for the images and Lagoon Marker Refill for the background.
When this was dry, I cut this in half so I could use the two panels on separate cards. For the first one, I matted the panel onto Gold Mirror Cardstock and added a Gold Mirror Cardstock sentiment using Fancy Hello Die. For this to pop from the background, I added this onto a vellum strip. For the second card, I cut the Fancy Hello Die into the panel and added some Gold Mirror Cardstock behind the cutout. As I was then left with a beautiful die-cut sentiment, I matted this onto some Gold Mirror Cardstock and Deep Iris Cardstock to create a further card.
To see how these cards came together, please check out the video below or over on YouTube:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you get inspired to watercolor with your watercolor brush marker refills!