I have a fun background technique to share with you today. It's one of those "hmmm...what if I..." things that have been floating around in my mind for a while. I hope you enjoy it! It's a simple one that you don't need a lot of product for...just some Copic markers and Copic Blending Solution. I'm pretty tickled with the color-bleed look. I hope you give it a try!
Let's get started...
First of all you need to create a grid to color in. I've made my grid 3"x3" but you can choose whatever size and how many squares you wish. Use pencil and a ruler and draw it in lightly.
Next, color in your squares with different Copic Marker colors. Make sure you get a nice even covereage and use lots of ink. Erase your pencil grid when done.
Here's what the reverse side may look like. You want lots of saturation of color going right through the paper.
For this project I've used the above Copic Markers. I've used colors that are close to each other on the color spectrum so that when the color bleeds, it won't get muddy.
Now here's the fun part! With the image facing up again, drop tiny drips of Copic Blending Solution onto the grid to create "watermarks".
I've used the bottom end of a paint brush to add in the smaller dots. The Copic Blending Solution dries very quickly. A feature I love. I can be a tad impatient. Make sure the layer is completely dry before stamping on it.
And here's the finished design. Some simple stamping, a sentiment and tiny rhinestones finish it off. I find that when using a pretty technique, it's always best to keep the rest of the design simple. You don't want to overwork the design or take away from your beautiful background.
Supplies: Solar White Cardstock by Neenah, pencil, Tim Holtz Design Ruler,YG23 New Leaf, B04 Tahitian Blue, BG34 Horizon Green and BG49 Duck Blue Copic Markers, Copic Colorless Blender Solution, Basic Grey Butterflies and Wildflowers stamp set and Everyday Sayings stamp set by Hero Arts, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, clear rhinestones
Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for joining me in the CLASSroom!