Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring Brea Reese watercolor inks and FREE Dingbats! These watercolor inks are intense little bottles of color, and so much fun to use to create page backgrounds and color embellishments. I had a pile of photographs from a trip to Portugal this past April and grabbed a couple of them to scrapbook. Yes, I am old school and print out most of the pictures that I take, so I always have lots of 4×6 photographs on my desk.
I created the middle part of the page by simply wetting a square of watercolor paper with water, and then brushing with a few drops of yellow and blue Brea Reese watercolor inks. The colors spread across the wet watercolor paper to give a beautiful effect.
For the fruit embellishments, I printed out fruit dingbats from a free font called KR Fruitsy onto watercolor paper and coloured them with a few drops of Brea Reese watercolor ink and a water brush. Super easy and very frugal. The Brea Reese glitter inks are very sparkly, so I’d highly recommend them for extra pizzazz.
That’s pretty much it – just mount your watercolored square in the middle of a piece of Momenta cardstock, tuck a little cheesecloth under the edges and machine stitch. Embellish with the colored fruit dingbats and metal bee stickers and add journalling. I also used a border punch to just punch a small bit out of the edges.
Supplies Used: Art-C/Momenta cardstock, metal stickers, Brea Reese watercolor inks, Canson watercolor paper, Brother sewing machine, American Crafts thickers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives, cheesecloth, EK Success border punch.