This week’s Featured designer is Shannon Jaramillo (shannonkaypaperie.com) . I’ve been a long-time admirer of her work – and I know you will be too, so, I’m super excited to see what she has in store for us, along with the rest of Team X. As for me, I thought I’d go with some fun textures to make a mostly monochrome design really pop.
There’s watercoloring, embossing paste, sewing, linen thread, a “wink” of Stella…. texture is what really makes a monochromatic design stand out. Anyone that sees the card just wants to touch all the different parts to explore the texture and how it all comes together.
Today’s “wow” technique is a supporting player, but, trust me, without it, the card would look pretty blah. There are some key steps to the perfect watercolor wash background. If you’ve struggled with this technique, today’s How to Wow video will show you how to perfect it! If you’ve never tried it before, my tips should give you the confidence to be successful the first time!
One thing I forgot to note in the video is that you don’t need a hardboard or piece of MDF to do this technique. A piece of thick cardboard will work in a pinch. The glimmer paper and foil sheets both have a nice thick piece from the packaging that will work just perfect.
Wrap-up & Chat
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