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quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens

Quick abstract background with Watercolour Brush pens

When you need a background in a hurry then why not create a quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens. These allow you to add colour instantly, and you don’t need to neat and perfect to get the look. To make more of an impact, choose contrasting colours to allow your stamping to pop! Here I used a bright pink along with a rich dark teal for that instant WOW! factor. 

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR BUMBLEBERRY PAPERCRAFTS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens

Creating the background

Start by drawing lines down a piece of cardstock with Rubellite Brush pen from the Altenew Spring Garden Watercolour Brush Marker. Gradually shorten the length of these lines as you move along the card panel. 

Next, repeat this process but this time with Dessert Night from the Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush marker set. Squeeze a little of each of these colours onto an acrylic block and add paint splatter to your background. 

Adding the elements

 Stamp in embossing ink and cover with gold embossing powder the Sparkle & Bright stamp set from Altenew. Once heat set, use the coordinating die to cut this out. Foam mount the background panel onto a white card base and add your heat embossed flower. 

 Add a sentiment stamped in Black Jack ink from the PinkFresh Studio Celebrating You stamp & die set. Lastly, embellish the card with gold sequins to finish the card.  

quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens

quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens

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quick abstract background with watercolour brush pens

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Sparkle & Bright stamp set
Sparkle & Bright stamp set
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Celebrating You Stamp set - PinkFresh Studio
Celebrating You Stamp set – PinkFresh Studio
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Sparkle & Bright die - Altenew
Sparkle & Bright die – Altenew
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Celebrating You Die set - PinkFresh Studio
Celebrating You Die set – PinkFresh Studio
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Watercolor Brush Makers - Tropical Fiesta - Altenew
Watercolor Brush Makers – Tropical Fiesta – Altenew
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Watercolor Brush Makers - Spring Garden - Altenew
Watercolor Brush Makers – Spring Garden – Altenew
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Black Jack Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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Metallic Gold Rich - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive - Tonic Studios
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Instant Dimension foam Tape - Altenew
Instant Dimension foam Tape – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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