September 26, 2017

Dripping watercolor paints onto cardstock

Hello everybody! I am soooo excited to share my first project using Bad Girls Couture's gorgeous September kit  I am loving the gold puffy stickers, Prima flowers and Twinkling H20's. So naturally, for my first layout, I decided to play with all of the above. For this layout, I used this image from Pinterest as my inspiration. I really like how the paint drips down the image...
 
 
Pinterest Inspiration
 
Before I started dripping the watercolor paints down the page, I covered a piece of White cardstock in white gesso and let it dry over night. Once the gesso was completely dry, I added lots of water at the top of my Twinkling H20's (Playful Peony, Sea Spray, Ancient Coin) and let them sit for 15 minutes so that the water soaked into the paints. Once the water set into the paints, I gently mixed the paints using a small paintbrush then I poured the paint down the page using each color. Then I started the process all over again so that I created several watercolor lines down the page.

 
I hand-cut the frame from the Prima coloring paper and painted it using the Ancient Coin and Sea Spray Twinkling H2O's then cut it in half to use at the top of the layout. Since this is a 8 1/2x11" the frame as a whole would have taken up the entire layout so I decided to cut it in half.
 
 
I printed two small photos to add to the frame and hand-cut the "Date Night" sentiment from the Crate Paper and tucked it behind the photo. Then I added the adorable metal clip with the hearts, the flower and puffy sticker! I love the vintage appeal of this layout. It's so very pretty with the brown and blue with the touch of gold.
 
 
 
I stapled a piece of ribbon from this month's add-ons at the bottom of the layout to create a fun border for the layout. I used a gluedot in the middle of the ribbon to keep it In place.
 
 
Here is the final layout. Seriously, this was such an easy layout to create once the gesso and paint dried. When dripping the paint down the page, down worry if it looks messy! That's part of the charm!
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I was able to inspire you to use your Twinkling H20's this month because they are a lot of fun!
 
Nicole

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