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K5948 Merry Christmas Tree, CL562 Snowflakes, WM117 Silver Spray Ink, WM111 Green Hills Spray Ink, WM110 Pool Spray Ink, VC250 VersaMark, AF223 Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, AF146 Soft Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, AF257 Silver Ink, PW110 White Embossing Powder, PS698 Charcoal Folded Card, watercolor paper, paintbrush, washi tape (for masking)

Video: Watercolor Background with Sprays
By Jennifer McGuire

Jennifer shows how to use Spray Inks to create a watercolor background.

Watch Jennifer's video for complete how-to. (Click the fullscreen button in the lower right to see it larger.)

  1. Mask off all four edges of a 4.25x5.5 watercolor piece with washi tape.
  2. White heat embossing the holiday tree image in the center.
  3. Open Tide Pool, Green Hills and Silver Hero Arts Mists. Use a paintbrush to dip into the liquid and paint over the open area. Add water to soften the colors if desired.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Remove tape and buff away ink from the embossed area.
  6. Stamp stars over inked area with Soft Pool, Tide Pool and Silver Inks.
  7. Trim the edges of the watercolor piece and mount to a Charocal Folded Card.