Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PWCO's Ultimate summer challenge #4

Today's Ultimate Summer Challenge at PWCO is to create your own patterned paper.  Here's my card using Aqua Amigos.

this actually happened as a fluke a while back and i decide to re-create it for my card.  take a palette of cheap water paints like the one your kids have and make sure the colors are soaked with water to get a good color saturation.  Next place a paper towel on top and let it absorb the colored water for an hour or so.  Then you transfer your wet paper towel on a piece of cardstock and let it air dry (overnight is best).  Remove the paper towel and voila! a multicolored textured paper.  I used the blue green part for the ocean backround, the purple i stamped Ollie the Octopus on it and cut him out and the reddish-orange section for some coral that i drew free hand and cut out.  Oh! and i also paper pieced Tommie the turtle's shell with a part of the light green, so lets just say there wasn't much left when i was done.  
i also drew big swirls with some diamond stickles. 

hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and if you try it please link your project back here so i can see what you did!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle said...

Oh, cute! :) Love the paper towel technique, and that octopus is soooo cute!! Lovely card!

Alice Wertz said...

that background is so beautiful!!! super card!

Claudia said...

Thats a great Background-idea for Water-Images. I love the resistet dots/drops. A sweet card.