Video: Custom Background Pattern using Watercolor Brush Markers

by Zinia

Hello, Altenew fans!

It's Zinia here and today I'm back to share with you a really fun and colorful layout I created using the new Watercolor Brush Markers and some of my favorite stamps and dies.

Custom Background Pattern using Watercolor Brush Markers @ziniaredo @altenewllc #altenewllc #altenew #ziniaredo #stamping #scrapbooking #scrapbook #mixedmediaI used the watercolor brush markers to create a custom background for my layout. The colors I used are Moss, Limeade, Emerald, Evening Gray, Autumn Blaze, and Warm Sunshine. I added strips of color on my background in thicker and thinner strokes for variation. Then I used a water brush and went over everything to soften down the colors and let everything blend together.

Custom Background Pattern using Watercolor Brush Markers @ziniaredo @altenewllc #altenewllc #altenew #ziniaredo #stamping #scrapbooking #scrapbook #mixedmediaI put my background aside to dry and I started preparing my embellishments. To decorate my page, I decided to use pieces of the Botanical Garden Stamp Set. This is one of my all-time favorite sets and I thought the outline images were perfect for this layout.

Custom Background Pattern using Watercolor Brush Markers @ziniaredo @altenewllc #altenewllc #altenew #ziniaredo #stamping #scrapbooking #scrapbook #mixedmediaI stamped a few images in black ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies, using my Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.

I cut a strip of 12″ cardstock and placed it in the middle of my design. Since my background was so bright, I needed some white space to place my photo and title.

Custom Background Pattern using Watercolor Brush Markers @ziniaredo @altenewllc #altenewllc #altenew #ziniaredo #stamping #scrapbooking #scrapbook #mixedmediaI used the die-cut floral images around the edges of the white strip to create a decorative border. Then I simply placed my photo on that white strip and stamped my title from the Playful Blooms Stamp Set.

To finish my design, I added a few black splatters of ink on the white area and white splatters on the colorful areas of my background.


Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Playful Blooms Stamp Set
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Botanical Garden Stamp Set
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Botanical Garden Die Set
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Botanical Garden Stamp & Die Bundle
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Pure White Ink Spray
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Kirsty Vittetoe October 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm

The background really stands out to me….. it is awesome!!!!

BrendaLea Abbott October 24, 2018 - 7:38 am

Great looking page. Love the way you can make your own backgrounds.

Pam Nichols October 24, 2018 - 10:04 am

Love your Layout, that background, WOW… cute Kitty!!!

Mona Bryant October 24, 2018 - 10:59 pm

I love this page! It is very creative. I love this use of watercolors. What is the glue tape that you used in the video on the white strip of cardstock? Thank you for the information and wonderful page!

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Lagene November 16, 2018 - 12:53 pm

I love your painted striped background! Great layout!


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