by Taheerah Atchia
Use watercolors to create a marbled background effect.
- Thick white cardstock or watercolour paper (Ellen Hutson Letterpress cardstock used here)
- Water-based dye inks (Distress Inks in shades of green and grey used here)
- Selection of paintbrushes in different sizes
- Clean water
- Heat tool (Inkssentials Heat It Tool used here)
- Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Avery Elle Pure White cardstock, wood paper, ‘Framed With Evelin T Designs’ clear set from Winnie & Walter, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tsukineko Versamark ink, WOW! Metallic Copper Sparkle embossing powder, In A Word: Shine Script die by Winnie & Walter, die cutting machine, Oh My Motex label maker, scissors, ScorBuddy, bone folder, Olba Pinflair Glue Gel, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Matte Medium)
Apply a wash of water over a panel of watercolour cardstock using a large brush.
Select a watercolour medium.
Prepare a palette. Here, ink cubes were pressed onto a glass surface and diluted with water.
Using the largest paintbrush, paint a first wash of areas of pale colour on the cardstock.
Add a secondary colour, allowing the colours to blend (grey and green inks used here).
Using a smaller brush, add detailed veins using a darker ink.
Dry the cardstock a little with a heat tool.
Use finer paintbrushes to add further detail to the panel.
When all watercolouring is complete, dry the cardstock fully using a heat tool. The finished painting looks like marble!
Add embellishments to the card panel as desired.
Complete the project.