Baby Scrapbook Page – Watercolour Smooshing Technique

This layout is so simple that if you are new to scrapbooking, it’s not daunting. This technique has been used in cardmaking and scrapbooking, so this skill can be transferred with ease.

First, start by choosing your colours from your dye based ink pads – I used Stampin’up! ink pads. Take your first colour and press that onto a plastic sheet or piece of plastic packaging. Spray a few times with water and then by holding both sides of plastic sheet, press the center onto your paper and move it all around. Repeat this with your other colours, waiting for each layer to dry in between. You can use your heat gun to speed things along. I also dipped a paintbrush in water and then picked up some colour and then let a few drops fall onto the page.

The 12×12 cardstock I used was a weave paper from Kaisercraft (shade-coconut). I found this coped with the liquid much better than normal cardstock. So, with the background done, just add your photo, title and chosen embellishments.

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Helen Xx

Wildflower paper collection – Kaisercraft
Wildflower Collectables (die cuts) – Kaisercraft
12×12 Weave cardstock – Coconut – Kaisercraft
Blue inks – SU!
Black pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Caribbean Ocean

Kaisercraft Supplies from Merly Impressions.

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