Today I want to show you some cards I've recently created by using watercolors.
The cool thing here is that by using ZIG watercolors and an acrylic block, I created colorful backgrounds in just few minutes!
How does it work?
👉First, get a thick drawing paper suitable for water colors (I've used 100% cotton-made paper).
👉Second, scribble the colors of your choice on the acrylic block.
👉Third, spray water, abundantly, on the acrylic block.
👉Fourth, with a steady movement place the block (face down) on the cotton paper.
👉Fifth, put a small weight on the block and leave it there for a minute (or longer if you're using thinner paper)
What I've noticed is that if you press the block firmly (almost squashing it), you obtain a continuous layer with no white spaces.
...but, if you just place the block on the paper you get something more discontinuous, like a marbled design.
I really liked both versions!
Here you have a VIDEO showing the technique (N.B. the paper I used in this video is not the thick cotton watercolor paper...!)
These are just some ideas on how to use the backgrounds in your cards :-)