Hey there and happy Thursday! It’s Lisa here with a card that uses a nifty dauber background technique that looks like watercolors. I shared it in a video HERE to color the flower in the Hello Flowers set and I just can’t stop using it! It kind makes me feel like Monet. I love how daubers blend together with water and the control that you get from them. Even though adding water makes the results a little unpredictable, ha!
This technique is really easy! Just daub color on a craft sheet or acrylic block, layering pastels with bolder colors so that you’ll get a soft look. Of course, you can always leave the pastel colors out and go bold!
I like to use a card sized acrylic block so that I’m sure to have a large enough area.
Then give it a good misting with water. Sometimes I like to tilt the acrylic block back and forth so that the colors blend together even more.
Then place a piece of cardstock over top and press with your fingers. Some color might push out of the edges but that’s okay. Let it dry and you are done!
Next I stamped the BasicGrey Astronomy Background with Soft Granite ink — but not in the usual way! Instead I picked up the stamp with my fingers, curved it, and stamped parts of it here and there., pressing where I wanted the design to go. I think this gives a cool collage feel to go with the background. Plus you get more from the stamp by creating your own design that’s different every time!
BTW, I love how this BasicGrey stamp goes with the Starry Nights theme even though it’s part of the Herbs & Honey collection — it was totally unplanned!
Then I stamped the daisy from the Hello Sunshine set with Chalkboard black ink over top. I love this soft black so much. And after I stamped it I noticed something cool: the Soft Granite ink somehow resists the Chalkboard black! Check it out:
Too cool, right?
To finish off the card, I first splattered some Silver Spray here and there on the card, then stamped the message with Chalkboard black. And I couldn’t resist adding some Diamond Gems to the flower to go with the message. The Diamond Gems are not just clear — they have kind of an iridescent shimmer to them! Kind of like a soap bubble.
Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope you give this technique a try!
Have a great day,