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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Watercolor Fractals

Hey Crafters! 
 Break up that background with this water color fractal technique to create stunning cards for your next event! 
In this tutorial style video, I'll walk you through, step by step, 
exactly how to make this gorgeous background. It's easy!
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 40% on all images at Graciellie Design with code  SUMMER2017



Scroll down for Supplies & Instructions.  
Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

You can find the Cindy's Challenge HERE




Supplies:
Digital Image from Graciellie Design - Beautiful Birthday Wishes
   Or a Stamped Image of choice
Watercolor Paper 
  OR 110 lb Cardstock
1/8 inch masking tape - http://amzn.to/2rxXoLs
  CANADA -https://goo.gl/cmEG2U
  UK - https://goo.gl/XAC7Uv

1/8 inch flexible - http://amzn.to/2towgQo
  CANADA https://goo.gl/oNiqWh
  UK - https://goo.gl/FcyDaG

Brusho - http://amzn.to/2sCcO6f
  CANADA - https://goo.gl/qCMWbT
  UK - https://goo.gl/bXG7n5

Water brush - http://amzn.to/2sujYJZ
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2u54KvQ
  UK - http://amzn.to/2tYKzi6

Mica Powder - http://amzn.to/2tovH9c
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2sCD9gU
  UK - http://amzn.to/2uXjdq9 (similar)

Spray bottle - http://amzn.to/2sCnHoj
Markers (48) dual-tipped) - http://amzn.to/2u4yU2f
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2tYVPel
  UK - http://amzn.to/2uDKRsN (similar)

Peerless watercolor - http://amzn.to/2t02mRY
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2tUYwxT
  UK - http://amzn.to/2sSJpW2

Metal Edge Ruler - http://amzn.to/2t0rg40
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2tuh6w4
  UK - http://amzn.to/2sSQZjI

Micron Pens - http://amzn.to/2u51Xm6
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2uXsHBw
  UK - http://amzn.to/2t0htuV (similar)

Color Burst - http://amzn.to/2sCdx3R
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2tVkEbB
  UK - http://amzn.to/2tZ24iz

Inktense Pencils - http://amzn.to/2u4WUCy
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2u57toO
  UK - http://amzn.to/2tuyalF

Watercolor Pencils - http://amzn.to/2sCpxCo
  CANADA - http://amzn.to/2sCtIy5 (similar)
  UK - http://amzn.to/2sT0sY6 (similar)

RINSE WELL -  http://amzn.to/2tXqYPK
  CANADAhttp://amzn.to/2tEd7v2
  UK http://amzn.to/2u6X9Na

Basic Supplies 
PAPER TRIMMER - http://amzn.to/2tgicMQ
SCISSORS - http://amzn.to/2shwqw3
ADHESIVE OF CHOICE ~ 
  ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE  http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu 
  GLUE BOTTLES -https://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
  SCOTCH ATG GUN - http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
  ATG TAPE - https://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
FOAM TAPE - Double_sided_FOAM_tape.html
Optional Supplies
CLIPBOARD for a smooth hard surface for watercoloring on.
US - http://amzn.to/2uFV3B5 
UK - http://amzn.to/2txcOUE
CANADA - http://amzn.to/2u18KwA
½ IN. CIRCLE PUNCHhttp://amzn.to/2tgsdd7  (for creating your swatch cards from Peerless)


Instructions:
1. Print, color and cut out your digital Image. Set aside.

2. Cut a Piece of watercolor paper or 110 lb card stock for you card front. Using the tape create a design on the watercolor paper or 110 lb card stock. I criss-cross my tape. *Tip: If you don't have the tape you can draw your lines with a pencil and ruler. You can also draw your design on a scrap piece of paper and cut it apart and then trace it on your watercolor paper/110 lb card stock card front. Leaving a gap in between the pieces. If your tape is very sticky you can put the tape on your clothes for a second or two before placing on your card front.

3. Now, you are ready to apply the watercolor paint to your card front. I like to use a wet to wet technique (meaning I put clean water on my paper first then apply the color). If you want to add more pigment for a more intense color be sure to heat set between color layers. If you don't have a heat tool then let dry in between layers of color. *Tip: If you are using Peerless watercolor Pigments and want to create a  travel swatch book or swatch cards with only a few colors - use a small circle punch to punch out some of your Peerless colors and attach them to card stock or in a small note book. Be sure to label them. 


4. Heat set or allow to dry fully before removing the tape. I like to outline my shapes with a black pen for a finish look. However, it's not necessary. Totally optional! 

Now, create a 4 1/2 x 11 for A2 card base from white card stock. Cut the watercolor card front 1/4" smaller than your card base and adhere to your card base. You can then out line your card front with a black pen again for a finish look. Totally optional! Next, apply foam adhesive to your flower/Image and sentiment and attach them to your card.

Your beautiful Watercolor Fractal card is complete. Keep in mind that if you create this card again you will get a totally different background. That is what is so amazing about this technique. So, simple yet so beautiful. 

Video Tips for MAKING  DIY and Using Brushos
DIY brushos or color bombs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByR7X...

Share your Watercolor Fractal Cards and projects with the KoalaTCrafts community on Facebook!  
It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a 
no commitment, no drama atmosphere.  facebook.com
Also stop on by Cindy's blog to join in on the challenge. 



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  1. Thank you for the fun tutorials. If I win the markers, I will be making lots of cards and learning new techniques.

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