Happy Friday! Today I am sharing 4 techniques to create underwater backgrounds. All with different mediums but all really easy and fun!
This is actually part of an exciting blog hop as we celebrate the latest release and the 2nd birthday of Studio Katia.
So let’s take a look at the techniques that I used for creating today’s cards! If you want links to the exact products I used for each card please scroll down to the supply list at the bottom of this blog post.
For the first underwater background I did ink blending over a stencil. It’s a really easy technique and you can’t go wrong with it. I used my distress oxide inks. The stencil I used is the Brush Stroke Waves and the stamp is the Under The Sea
I embellished my card by using a few Clear Drops.
The second technique creates a really sparkling card, so stunning in real life! Cover up a piece of paper with double sided tape and then apply a couple of shades of glitter. I used my sparkle dust in Snow Glow and Paradise Blue.
To embellish my card I added a few March Crystals in this lovely blue color.
This is the easiest and quicker technique of all! Just create a wash using your watercolors. Make sure to add a couple of shades of blue for a more interesting look. Remember when you use only one color you usually end up with a very flat looking result. The adorable turtle and the gist come from the Shell-abration stamp set. I wanted to make the turtle look like she is dragging the gift while swimming … Fun!
And here is a technique that I shared a few weeks ago using my alcohol inks on yupo. I don’t like applying my alcohol ink with the felt blending tool… I prefer that watercolor look that you get when you blow on it! I also like to leave white areas since it helps all those colors to pop even more.
I embellished my card by adding a few Sparkling Crystals randomly.
You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel
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Studio Katia is giving away two $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! So make sure to hop along and leave comments as you get inspired!
The next stop on the hop is the talented May Sukyong Park!
Have an amazing weekend