Watercolour Weekend

Hi everyone,

A couple of weekends ago, my good friend Trina and I spent a very happy two whole days playing  with watercolour paints. The goal was to make 6 scrapbook pages using our shiny new Prima watercolour paint sets and NO patterned papers at all.

We tried all kinds of techniques - smooshing, spritzing, flicking, washing, lifting, sponging, splattering, stencilling, stamping, dropping, dripping, dipping, resisting, wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, ombre effects, brush lettering, blowing paint through a straw, altering alphas and wood veneers, and even dying fabric.

Phew!! WHAT a messy weekend :o)

I've already blogged a couple of the pages I made, but here are some more I've just finished off ...

This layout features my step-grandson Bailey a few years back, with his BIIIIIIIIIIGGG happy grin. As well as the paint, we also used up lots of washi tape and eyelets on this one. I was inspired by an Amy Tangerine process video on You Tube, where she first placed the washi, then dropped the paint into the nooks created by the tape and blew it with a drinking straw. I've also been watching Claire of Scrappy Nerd UK, who has made a series called Washi Wednesdays, showing ideas for using this wonderful stuff.

Another little step-grandson, Finley this time, with his cheeky grin. This page used lots of different resist techniques to make our own patterned papers, we also used watercolours to paint the wood pieces, dye some cheesecloth for texture and create a splatters to frame the page.

Finley again, and a very quick and simple page. The title was hand brushed with watercolours, then cut out and doodled. The background colours were dropped straight on to the page with medicine droppers, then allowed to drip down. More eyelets and splatters to finish it off. I love the black and white photo against the bright colours.

That's it for now. Next I need to finish off my GoGo Getaway pages from Stitched Happy - watch this space :o)

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon!

Love Annie xxx


Loving this type of scrapbooking - very fresh and contemporary!