Hi, everyone, I’m here today with the first of my “In the Background” series tutorials. I’ve been having so much fun creating backgrounds with MFT’s background stamps and experimenting with new techniques so I thought I’d share some of them with you. Today I’m going to be making a watercolor wash background with My Favorite Things inks. My card design is really simple because I wanted the background to be the star.
This is my first ever video on my blog so please be kind, LOL :) There’s gotta be a first one, right? I’ve been wanting to start doing videos and but never got the nerve up—I finally decided to JUST DO IT!
I have all of the supplies linked OR listed at the end of this post. To watch the video on YouTube, click HERE.
And there you go—I hope you’ve found my first “In the Background” video helpful and I hope you’ll give this technique a try. Every background you do with this technique will look different—there’s no “right” way to do it and it’s so much fun to see how each with turn out.
And to celebrate my very first blog video, I have a little give away. Leave a comment here by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, 8/23/14 telling me what you’d like to see in the future and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for these two MFT products: Diagonal Stripes Background and Large Polka Dots Stencil, both of which make great backgrounds! I’ll do the drawing on Sunday, 8/24/14 and announce the winner later that day.
Stamps: LJD Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Ink: Steel Gray ink, Berrylicious ink, Berrylicious refill, Sour Apple refill, Blu Raspberry refill (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); Watercolor paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, LJD Blissful Butterflies Die-namics (MFT); silver cord (May Arts); Mini Mister, Non Stick Craft Sheet (Inkssentials); water brush (Tim Holtz); foam tape (Scotch); sequins (Cartwright’s), clear gems (SU!); painter’s tape, clip board, heat tool, Krystal Katana pick up tool, Quickie Glue Pen, Crop-A-Dile, heat tool, Fiskars paper trimmer