Plastic Bag Watercolor Backgrounds with Kerry F

Hello all you arty people!!!! It’s Kerry with you today and I have a fun background technique using a plastic bag to share with you today using Lindy’s fabulous  Embossing Powders and Sprays.


For this project you will need some Lindy’s embossing powder and a few colors of sprays or magicals that ‘play’ nicely together, a cellophane bag (or any piece plastic), a stamp or 2, some embossing ink and some white cardstock!
Lets go…


To start, stamp your white card with embossing ink and sprinkle Purely white embossing powder over the stamped area and heat set.


Next, you will need some color.  I have chosen Sweet violet purple teal, Caribbean blue and TiffanyLou blue sprays,  though you can use the Magicals if you prefer.


Spray a small amount of each of your chosen colors onto a cellophane bag and allow the colors to mingle. If you are using magicals, tap a small amount of pigment onto the bag and mist with water. Remember, the magicals are potent, so a tiny bit goes a long way!


Leave the cellophane bag on the desk and pick up your embossed card, spray the card with a good amount of water and place it face down onto the color. The bag will cling to the card and then you can turn it over. You will be able to move the color through the bag with your fingertips if you have any ‘holes’ in your background.


Remove the plastic bag and mop up any excess liquid with a paper towel and then dry off! Voila!!!! Awesome watercolored background in a few seconds 🙂


To embellish my card I have used a little gauze, some lace, flowers and die-cut shapes.


You could make several backgrounds and have them ready to go when you need to make a card. Or use the background to cut some beautiful colored shapes.


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  • White card, Versamark ink, stamps, lace, flowers, gauze, word sticker, brads, pearls and prills.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day xx

5 thoughts on “Plastic Bag Watercolor Backgrounds with Kerry F

  1. Isn’t it a fun technique..I tried it with magical shakers recently ! I loved your card and choice of colors 🙂

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