How to Create Watercoloured Forest Background


Hello folks.  Did you have a nice Christmas and holiday season?  Al and I hosted two Christmas dinners and a party with our friends, as we had the week off.  Now it’s back to the grindstone and into the routine of going to work once again.  I managed to get some stamping done while I was off, including shooting this tutorial.  My inspiration came from this card that I found on Pinterest.

The stamps I used are from Technique Junkies.  The sentiment is called Winds of Change and the dots are from the clearance rack and is called Age Spots.  The stamp is on clearance for only $2.25, so if you’re shopping why not get in on this good deal.

Now onto the tutorial shall we?

technique-junkie-newsletter-sunflowers-and-dragonflies-watercoloured-forest-1 Woodland Textured embossing folder, three to four inks in a variety of colours, water-based brown marker, dotted stamp, water spritzer


Ink up your stamp and stamp out your ink in a random pattern, leaving white space for your next colours


Add your second colour


Add your third (and fourth if you are using four) colours.


Using your brown marker colour in the lines on the birch trees


Lightly spritz your ink with water


Run your cardstock two or three times through your embossing machine


Your piece is now ready for embellishing

Try using different embossing folders to see what you can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.




Posted on : Jan 03 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

6 People have left comments on this post

Jan 3, 2017 - 08:01:15
Heidi said:

What pretty bright colors for your forest. Thanks for the tutorial, this is not the type of technique i do often, but is does make an impact!

Jan 3, 2017 - 10:01:25
Cheri Weston said:

Stunning results from this technique, Beth. I must give it a try.

Jan 4, 2017 - 05:01:32
Aimeslee said:

How cool and makes a gorgeous background! xoxo

Jan 4, 2017 - 08:01:52
Shirley said:

Hi Beth, Your painted trees are beautiful, at first glance it looks like you used brusho powders. The tutorial is excellent. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Jan 4, 2017 - 05:01:35
Patti J. said:

Beth, this is such a great technique! Thank you SO much for sharing it – I learn so many cool things here! Beautiful card!

Jan 12, 2017 - 06:01:50

Beth…love this technique…I’ve tried it once before on a chevron embossing folder a year ago and like it, but this I love…will have to try it VERY soon again. Thank you for the kudos on my reindeer sleighs on SCS and my blog! 🙂

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