This has to be one of my favourite background techniques to do and every time I do it, I get excited.
The finished effect is so cool and looks like a work of pure art.
Firstly, for this technique to work well, I used watercolour card, the smooth kind but you can use any white card as long as it’s fairly stiff. You’ll be sloshing alot of water onto it so it needs to stand up to all that wet!
Spray a little water onto the background and using watercolour paint and a brush, touch the background in places and watch the colours run. I like to get it fairly wet and hold the tag up to watch it run down as I love the effect of the paint collecting in the embossing. Let this dry.
For the next step you need a fairly hot iron and some brown parcel paper (printer paper will do). Place the paper over the top of your design and iron until all the embossing has melted off onto the paper.
You’ll be left with a totally smooth surface again.
This second tag was over stamped after ironing with the circle from the Deck The Halls stamp set.
I used the same technique to create the background on this card and over stamped the butterfly after ironing.