Hello there! It’s Caroli here with my first post using the beautiful kit Swan Lake, featuring gorgeous Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.
I love mix media but since my style is rather clean and very simple I don’t use it that much on my projects. But, I love watercolors and how they look on scrapbooking, so I though why not adjusting them to my own style? Today I want to show you a simple idea I had for making a pretty watercolors ombré background for my layout.
I love anything ombré and watercolors are a great way to get an ombré effect easily. Although I love the free and wild look of watercolors, I had in my mind the idea of an ombré column with clear borders, so I’ll show you what I did.
First, I used some washi tape to delimit the area where the ombré column will be. In order to avoid the paper get damaged, I sticked the washi tape to a pillow few times to make it less sticky before adhere it to my cardstock.
Once I had my area clearly defined, I just watercolored the paper. Something I love about this kit is all the shades of pink and coral of the papers, so I decided to use this palette for my ombré.
Once the area was fully painted I just carefully removed the washi tape from the cardstock and that’s all! Here’s my ombré column background ready to use 🙂
I wanted a monochromatic look for this layout, so I used a black & white photo and also coral paper and embellishments.
I love these acetate roses, they are the perfect fit for the concept I had. I also fussy cut some flowers from an Cocoa Vanilla paper from a past kit, black & white again.
And here is the full layout all finished. I love how it came out, it’s simple but yet colorful and funny.
I hope you like this idea and give it a try, I really loved the result and had a lot of fun working on my ombré 🙂 See you soon in another blog post, have a lovely day!
XOXO – Caroli