Studio Calico's new Brighton Pier collection is probably my favorite SC line to date! It's just an all around happy collection and I'm having so much fun playing around with it. I took some photos of Sawyer in the car on our vacation while the windows were down (he loves that!) and he had the happiest expressions. I knew Brighton Pier would be perfect for these photos! I created a fun little rainbow background w/watercolors and I wanted to share how simple it was to do...
You only need a few supplies...watercolor paper (you can use cardstock too, but I prefer how the watercolors work on the watercolor paper), brush or water brush, watercolors (I used these!) and a permanent ink pen (one that won't bleed) or sharpie marker.
To start, I drew some simple lines w/my pen down the bottom half of the page. I eyeballed this, but used a ruler to draw the lines and make sure they were straight. I made some of the gaps wider than the other to make things a little more interesting.
Now I was ready to paint! I used the watercolor papers and water brush to brush the different areas w/different colors. Super simple and FAST! I tried to stay mostly in the lines, but didn't worry too much if I went over. (This is why the non-bleeding pen/marker is important!)
After I painted in all of the lines, it looked like this....
Such a great base for any papercrafting project! I trimmed my watercolor paper to 8.5x11 once the paint was dry and then added all of my Brighton Pier goodies to embellish the page.
I love the way it turned out and I'm looking forward to trying this technique in different ways as well. If you give it a try, link me up, I'd love to see! Thanks for stopping by!