Thursday, April 9, 2015

VIDEO: Easy Backgrounds with PURE COLOR Spray Mists

Today's video features a fun and easy technique for creating watercolor backgrounds with PURE COLOR Spray Mists and stamp storage sleeves. You could also substitute a piece of acetate or any slick material.

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This is a fun alternative to color "squishing" or "smooching" as the results are a little more controlled but retain the same loose style. Not too mention, a little less messy. This is also a great look at some fun ways to use our new PURE COLOR Spray Mists.

In the video I demonstrate two ways to achieve similar results on both card stock and watercolor paper. So either way, you're covered. I originally saw this technique in some mixed media videos, but can not recall exactly where to give proper credit. But I did change up/add a few things that I think really compliment the original technique.

I use the same basic supplies on each card to create two similar but different looks. I was thrilled with the way that Just Geometrics: Triangles paired with Encouraging Words. If you are interested in any of the products that I used, you can find the complete supply list below.

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I've got an Encouraging Words stamp and companion die set that I'd love to give away! If you'd like to win it, just leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. EST on 04/12/15 to enter and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon on 04/13/15.

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71 comments:

  1. I love love love this new release! And this is a neat spin on the inks smashing technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Fabulous cards & colour schemes! Love seeing the ink as it smooches :)

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  3. Can't wait to try this technique! Love these cards.

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  4. Thanks for the technique video ... and a great new sentiment set. Everyone needs encouragement and support & this is perfect.

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  5. Count me in, Dawn!! Love your style...
    =] Michele

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  6. Just gorgeous, Dawn! I love your easy technique for creating watercolor backgrounds with the Pure Color Spray Mists. Can't wait to try it!! ♡

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  7. I love easy and this sure looks the part. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This looks like so much fun! I am going to give it a go! Thanks for the great video and inspiration!!

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  9. Love the way this looks. Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  10. For a control freak, smooshing was just… too uncontrolled. I love your version of it though, and can't wait to get to my desk- but first, to order some of your wonderful spray mists!

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  11. Yay... Finally a way to use spray mists and not colour everything else around me as well.. Thankyou

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  12. Wonderful video, love the cards you created using the mists!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the technique! Love it.

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  14. What a great way to use the color sprays and have some control over the end result. Thank you for the video; love your cards!!

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  15. Love! Thanks for the video.

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  16. You make everything look elegant and easy.

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  17. Sooo pretty! I love the graphic look of these!

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  18. I really enjoyed your video and both techniques look like something I could do. I love how easy it is to use the stamping sheet to press out the colors. It is fun to watch how the color blends. Thanks for sharing! Both cards are amazing!

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  19. I love the background covered with vellum. It is so soft and pretty.

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  20. awesome card, there are so beautiful!!! thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  21. Fabulous cards and I love the techniques!

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  22. What a wonderful look at your technique! LOVE this idea - and will definitely be giving it a try!

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  23. Great idea for how to use the sprays can't wait to give it a try.

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  24. Such a cool technique, love it!!!

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  25. Wow... great technique... love the watercoloring! Tks for sharing.

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  26. This is cool, as I already have some spray mists that I never use. I love, love, love the Encouraging Words stamp set - I'm looking forward to getting it and to trying out some of your inks and card stock!

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  27. Fun techniques! Encouraging Words is one of my favorite sets EVER. I just love everything about it.

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  28. Awesome video Dawn...as always! I learn something new each new video. Love this more controlled finger walking smoosh!

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  29. Beautiful cards! I've been eyeing the stamp set you are giving away

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  30. Simply beautiful! Can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing your talents and for the give away chance.

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  31. Hi Dawn. This is a great release and I love this technique. I had to pin it so I can try it soon. The spray mist looks awesome and I love those stamps. TFS yet another informative video!

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  32. This is a pretty stamp set and I love the pink card! I really love spray mists and wish I used them more often. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  33. wonderful cards with this technique.

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  34. gorgeous cards..want to try this..

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  35. I just love these watercolored backgrounds on your fabulous cards!

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  36. Thanks for the video. I so regret that I didn't order those sprays...

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  37. Thanks for the comparison between the papers! The spray colors are so yummy and the way that you used them is lovely!

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  38. The problem with showing off these awesome sprays is that my wishlist just expanded (again)! Gorgeous cards! :-)

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  39. These sprays look so interesting. I am going to have to try some out!

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  40. Encouraging Words is a favorite set for me!! Love the spray colors too.

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  41. What a great variation on water coloring...love both cards....this is a must try technique...thanks so much!

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  42. Love the properties of your sprays, can't wait to try them out!

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  43. Love your video & the cards are so amazing :)

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  44. What a brilliant technique, Dawn ... and such stunning cards with that fabulous sentiment! Anita :)

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  45. Love this! The purple and aqua with black looks great!

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  46. Love the new technique and release. I just got the lovely bird stamp and the sweet umbrella set in the mail. The cloud border is great, too.

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  47. These cards look amazing and thanks for the video. I've never tried any mists or sprays but just might have to now!!!

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  48. LOVING the Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Different Videos!! I ENJOY watching them!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  49. I love using sprays... I like that these don't reactivate once dry. I want some! :)

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  50. Thank you for the wonderful video! I haven't used sprays, but you have definitely inspired me!!

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  51. lovely cards and great sentiment!

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  52. I've been toying with idea of buying the Encouraging Words set, but my cart is already over the budget... Thanks for the chance to win it instead!

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  53. The sweet nectar spray mist color is just wonderful. I love the smooshing technique. Never tried it, but love to see it. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous set and dies.

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  54. of the latest release this is my favorite new stamp set. a must have

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  55. Love the bloomberry and lake house colors together with the new encouragement sentiment! thanks for the video!!

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  56. Super cute card and thanks for sharing your video. Thanks for chance to win.

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  57. The new spray inks are beautiful!

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  58. Fantastic technique Dawn. I like that you have a little more control than an acrylic block which I have used in the past. Definitely going to add this to the technique file. Fabulous sentiments too.

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  59. Beautiful looks you created with these mists...thanks for the video too.

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  60. Love the look you can achieve with the spray mists. Both cards are gorgeous!

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  61. Fun technique!! Can't wait to try it!!
    Laurie B

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  62. Love those artsy backgrounds. Fabulous!

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  63. These mists look really fun! Great cards!

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  64. Love what you have done I know what I will be doing later looks great fun

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