You don’t need fancy watercolours to create fancy backgrounds in your art journaling. Believe it or not, the background in this photo was made using cheap felt-tip pens. You can achieve beautiful watercolour effects using nothing more than felt-tips and a few household objects:
- your journal
- a spray bottle of water
- some water-based felt-tip pens
- a clear plastic baggie and
- baby wipes or a damp cloth (for cleaning up)
The background in the photo at the top of this post was created in much the same way, except that I laid down the three different greens one at a time. Starting with the lightest green, I scribbled, sprayed, squished and dried each colour one after the other. (Click on the images for a closer look.)
This is a simple, fun, quick technique and can be used on all sorts of papers. Do let me know if you’ve tried it before. What pens have you used? Have you tried anything other than felt-tips with this technique.
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