Tutorial: WaterColor + Embossed Alpha = LOVE | Celine Navarro

Hello! Celine here with a brand new tutorial! I’ve come up with a fun and colorful layout tutorial for you, using the Brimfield Scrapbook kit, Noah Alpha stamp set, Versamark ink, some embossing powder and watercolor. I hope you’re going to like it!

We’re first going to start working on our background. I cut an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper out of a piece of watercolor paper. We’re working on a thick paper as we’re going to play with a liquid medium: watercolor needs lots of water, so I highly recommend a rather thick watercolor paper for your background.

Add some Versamark ink all over your Noah Noah Alpha stamp set (or any other alpha stamp that you have), and stamp your background. I used a piece of paper to protect the middle of my background.

Pour some clear embossing powder all over the stamped design. Put the excess powder back into the bottle. Use your heat gun to warm the powder. Repeat step one for the rest of the background.

If you use watercolor crayons, grab a wet brush and rub the tip of your crayon with it. That way, you can control the amount of color you want on your background. If you use liquid watercolor or liquid inks, just dip your brush into the liquid and apply it on your background.

The embossed designs on your background will act like a resistant: the liquid watercolor won’t get stuck to the embossed design and it will come out like magic!

Add lots of water to create an airy background.

Feel free to add other colors so that they can mix together and create a beautiful look for your layout.

If you have some spots with no ink, just grab more color and add it to your background.

Let your background dry. Then you can gather your favorite supplies and build your layout!

Once your layout is finished, you can add tiny splashes of mists here and there, just to get some extra contrast!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I’m so looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Supplies: watercolor paper; Brimfield Scrapbook kit + add-ons; Noah Alpha stamp set ; Versamark ink; clear embossing powder; heat gun; clear acrylic block; brush; watercolor (Caran D’ache NeoColor II or NeoArt)

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12 comments

  1. CristinaC (Pink Rewards Subscriber) CristinaC says…
    09/04/2015

    Such dreamy colors!! Love it Celine!

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  2. goldenblind221 goldenblind221 says…
    09/04/2015

    I love this and definitely think I'm going to try this technique, but I wanna see the finished layout too! :)

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  3. celinenavarro celinenavarro says…
    09/04/2015

    oh yeah the layout is missing! I'll let someone from the team know :)

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  4. cariilup cariilup says…
    09/04/2015

    Love it!! I have to get some embossing supplies, I can't believe after all this year I haven't try it yet! Those Neoart you are using in the tutorial, are like gelattos??

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  5. 09/04/2015

    Really love this Celine! I'll give it a try soon

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  6. tealandtafetta tealandtafetta says…
    09/04/2015

    Great idea ... I'll have to try this out soon

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  7. Leanne1965 (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Leanne1965 says…
    09/05/2015

    Love this :)

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  8. CeliseMcL (Gold Rewards Subscriber) CeliseMcL says…
    09/05/2015

    I adore water color backgrounds, you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. JilC (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JilC says…
    09/05/2015

    Gives your layout such an awesome look! I love, love, love watercolor.

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  10. sandi (Gold Rewards Subscriber) sandi says…
    09/07/2015

    Looks amazing!

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  11. Nolwenn Nolwenn says…
    09/07/2015

    Looks great ! the NeoArt are pretty difficult to find :(

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  12. Martu (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Martu says…
    09/08/2015

    Superb!

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