Nancy our DT gal wrote:
I’ve been using the Colette Collection a lot lately.... I LOVE it! It’s got amazing black and white prints with a shimmery metallic solid on the other side. They are so versatile and pretty. I wanted to jazz up the black and white color combo, so I got out my watercolor paints and started experimenting. Here’s how you can do the same!
1. It’s important that you use GCD Studios paper. I’m not saying this because I’m “supposed” to! :) It truly is the only patterned paper I know of that has enough flexibility and texture to not curl up when it’s damp. Plus, unlike most patterned paper, the ink on GCD Studios paper won’t run when it’s wet. So select your favorite black and white paper...I used this pretty lace one:
2. I use simple, cheap watercolor paints, from Prang. You could even borrow your kid’s Crayola paint set—they work great for this! Moisten your brush with water, and start spreading paint on the paper. I like to mix two colors for a cool blended look. Don’t worry if the paper "bubbles" a little... when you adhere it down, it will flatten out.
3. Cover as much of the paper as you want with paint.
Wasn’t that easy? Think of all the ways you can alter your GCD Studios paper! Don’t forget the Paris Nights collection is black and white, too... perfect for customizing to match any color scheme!
Wow, stunning results! Thanks!ReplyDelete
lovely technique...thanks for the idea!!ReplyDelete
You go Nancy - this is lovely!ReplyDelete
i have tried it with other paper before, but i guess i will have to try again with GCD paperReplyDelete