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!
After I made this and wrote this post, I did two more pages using watercolors to make the background. I will be back tomorrow with those!