We have been blesssed with some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets recently -- the colors have been amazing and I so enjoy taking those few moments to be awed by the glow in the sky and the beauty that we behold every day.
I've made lots of backgrounds using daubers and inks -- but it's hard to blend the colors at times and get just that look -- and to be honest, I never did master the brayer technique. :) However, I think that the eBrush offers almost the same look and I definitely had a little more control over the colors and the blending.
watercolor paper (4 x 6 140 lb)markers, colors of choice (Spectrum Noir: LY1, HB1, Ib1, and BGR2)
water in a mister
Stamps (Gina K Designs), ink (Stampin' Up!) or markers
glimmer mist (optional)
paper (Stampin' Up!)
Mask any sections of the watercolor paper you do not want "brushed" with the painters tape. If desired, you can lightly pencil in areas of color as a guide. Lightly spritz the paper with water and start layering your colors on starting with the lightest color and blending in each subsequent color.
When you are satisfied, let your piece dry thoroughly.
Stamp and embellish as desired and trim and mat with a good adhesive.
This is an easy project and if you paper has warped slightly, after it is thoroughly dried you can put it between a couple of heavy books or with a fairly light touch, press with an iron.