• Allison

Scrapbooking How-to: Creating Watercolor Rings

Create easy watercolor rings to frame embellishments or decorate your layouts.




Whenever I am creating and layering with a repeating shape design (like the circles on this layout) I like to find several ways to create that shape. Most of the time I rely on paper, stitching, embellishments, and punches. I just like having a variety of different textures and looks when I layer shapes.





When it comes to circles I like to mix it up by using a solid circle and a ring shape. Rings are great for framing smaller circles or other shapes or designs you might want to include.


On this particular layout I created rings using watercolors and the plastic lid to a bottle of mist.


They are sooooooo easy to make!


All you need is:




• liquid watercolor


• water


• lid


I used a plastic lid from a bottle of mist, but you could use a lid from pretty much anything.


• palette or dish


Step #1 - Add a drop of watercolor to the palette.





Step #2 - Add water to the watercolor.





The amount of water you use will determine the shade of color you will end up with. If you want a darker color, use less or no water. If you want a lighter color, use more water.


Step #3 - Dip the lid into the watercolor.





Step #4 - Stamp the lid onto your project.






See! So easy and such a fun way to frame embellishments and decorate your layouts.


Here's a closer look at some of the rings on my layout:







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