How to Build a Watercolor Background for Scrapbooking

by Milagros C Rivera

Using various types of watercolors can help you achieve any palette you like to complement your photographs. I'm going to celebrate the sunset!


  • Watercolor paper
  • Archival ink
  • Stamps
  • Watercolir pencils
  • Watercolor brush
  • Oil pastels soluble in water
  • Pitt pen
  • Relics and Artifacts Dresden
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Begin by stamping your background. Remover to use archival ink because it will get wet! At the end the address to my blog will be there and you can link to see the sketch I followed!

    Step 2

    These are old but you can use any stamp you like!

    Step 3

    I'm going for the sunset so this is my chosen palette

    Step 4

    You can scribble over your stencils with your crayons and use your brush to dilute

    Step 5

    I added more colors with my pencils

    Step 6

    I went to work my background to fill up the areas I was highlighting. All you do is work your crayon directly on your watercolor paper then blend with your watercolor brush!

    Step 7

    This is how it looks!

    Step 8

    Use an xacto knife to take the Suns face out and then center your photo inside. To see the complete project visit my blog