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Abstract Watercolour Textures.

Posted on 16th September 2016

One of the great products to download over at  is the Abstract Watercolour Textures. At first I was a little intimidated by them as I have not used a lot of design elements printed before.

As crafting is my main focus I really had to think how to use these files as a hard printed out image, not as a online design element.

I wanted to show that many of the "design" elements in the bundles and downloads up for offer at are not just for the PC and designing online.

In today's tutorial I will show you how to use one of these textures as a printed element.

For this tutorial you will need the following-

Abstract Watercolour Textures
Watercolour paper
Mama Elephant Stamps - Up and Away
Avery Elle Stamps - cake and candles stamps
Lawn Fawn Dies- Puffy Cloud Borders
Manual die cutting machine
Black ink/ 3D foam tape/ Tape runner
Manual Die cutting machine
Copic Markers (or other colouring pens)
Wink of Stella Marker- clear
White cardstock

1- Open up the  Abstract Watercolour Texture that you would like on your PC and print on the watercolour paper.

2- Once printed, cut out your  Abstract Watercolour Texture to the size you would like.

3-Using the Lawn Fawn Die and diecut the bottom 1/3 of your printed paper.

4- Remove the 1/3 you cut and then replace the die onto the 1/2 mark on your watercolour paper. Diecut.

5- Stamp your images.

6- With Copic markers (or other colouring markers), colour your images.

7- Cut out your coloured images.

8- With 3D foam tape Adhere the bottom 1/3 of your textured paper to the middle 1/3.

9- Turn the paper over and place more 3D foam tape. Where you have the tape on the first 1/3, you will need to add another layer of 3D foam tape so it will be the same height as the middle 1/3.

10- Adhere the top 1/3 to the middle 1/3.

11- With the tape runner and 3D foam tape adhere the images onto the card. As the balloons had many strings, I ended up cutting those off the balloons and hand drawing them onto the card. I did this as they were impossible to cut between and I wanted the textured image to be seen between the balloon strings.

12- Take a strip of vellum and stamp your sentiment.

13- Fold a piece of white card stock to match the size of your cloud scene. Adhere the cloud scene to the front of your card, then attach the sentiment.

Your card is complete.

I think the different layers and dimension with the card create a lovely cloud effect.

There are many different colour combos in the bundle so the possibilities are endless when using the  Abstract Watercolour Textures. I know I will be using them now rather than spending 30 mins creating my own background with ink and paint!!!

Until next time......

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