Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WCS | Making your own patterned paper

Yay! Let´s make our own patterned papers! For my layout in the February gallery at WCS, I did just that and I thought I´d just show you real quick.

Whenever I have a scrap piece of paper left after a project I use it to scribble stuff down on or doodle with my watercolors. This acctually came from just a doodle while I was bored one day! I used a very fine tip brush and my black watercolor and first made the xoxo pattern just randomly on the paper. I like how uneven and imperfect it looks, which is perfect since I am not a painter by any means! 
I then made the very simple heart patterned, which is basically a thick V. 

The squares were a little bit more tricky, but I had the same philosophy here; make it perfectly imperfect! 

I then used my 1 inch circle punch to punch out the circles I then used for my layout. Easy peasy! Oh and wouldn´t this be a great way to use your kids artwork on a page?! I think yes!

Last year I shared another easy way to use your watercolors to make scrapbooking supplies, go check that out too!

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