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Watercolor Backgrounds By: Sandra Wisneski - View Sandra Wisneski's Art Gallery
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Stamps Used:
61-099 101-339 22-061 14-155 61-119

Tutorial Image Supplies Used:
Watercolor Paper
Acrylic Paint (3 colors)
Plastic Cover to water down paints (about a 3 to 1 ratio)
Old brush
White Gesso
Spray Bottle with water
Heat Gun (optional)
Rubber Stamps
Permanent Black Inkpad

Tutorial Image Introduction:
This technique is an adaptation of one created by Karyn Gartel.

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Step by Step
Step 1:
Paint a piece of watercolor paper with Gesso.

Allow to air dry or speed up the drying with a heat gun.

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Step 2:
Water down a small amount of the acrylic paint and paint over the canvas.

Allow to dry or heat with the heat gun.

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Step 3:
Using a second color of paint that has been watered down, paint the edges of the piece of paper.

Allow to dry or heat with the heat gun.

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Step 4:
Using the last acrylic paint (try to use a darker shade for last) paint over the entire canvas and spritz with the water.

Allow to dry or heat with the heat gun.

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Step 5:
Using a pattern stamp, paint Gesso on the rubber stamp then stamp on areas of the paper.

(Be sure to clean Gesso off your rubber stamp immediately).

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Step 6:
After this dries, stamp another image using a permanent black inkpad.

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