Hi and welcome the home stretch of my A to Z blog challenge!
My theme for the month of April is scrapbooking, and today’s letter offers more “project within a project” fun – W is for WATERCOLOR.
Watercolor is a creative way to create your own card stock. To start, the best paper is the thicker grade kind that is made specifically for watercolor.
|I found a few brands that offer watercolor paper in 12x12 size for the same cost as traditional paper.|
The next equipment you’ll need is watercolor paints. There are many varieties to choose from but I found that the basic, inexpensive, kid-grade paints work pretty well.
You can experiment with color combinations and blending to create a mélange of backgrounds.
I find watercolor to be a relaxing and forgiving art. There are few “mistakes” that you make that can’t be smoothed out, and the water base allows for easy clean up.
If you want to go fancy with your watercolors, there are more professional formulations available that give vibrant, smooth application, as well as offer more designer colors like gold and pearl.
And just like regular scrapbooking paper, the dried watercolor sheets can be cut for other uses.
Here I use die cuts to make a sun and rainbow from my watercolor art.
Watercolors are a flexible and fun way to add flair to any scrapbook.
Well, our W post was short and sweet, which means we are down to our final THREE letters! We’re X-Ying it to the Z-end, folks. It’s been a journey. J
As always, please check out my fellow AtoZers posts – I’ve seen some amazing themes out there, so if you're ready for more posts please search the keyword “A to Z Blog Challenge 2017”.
And please stop back by tomorrow for the modern tool that scrapbookers use – X is for Xerox and Home Printing.