Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial - Sanded Pencil Background

This week's tutorial is one of my favorite techniques for adding texture when I watercolor. I had fun making the video too - so many possibilities for fun backgrounds here, using stencils or adding water freehand.

Here are the backgrounds I made on the video - the first card was done with a stencil, and some stamps and dies from Impression Obsession...

This card features an image from Tim Holtz's collection, an embossing folder from Darice, a sentiment from Impression Obsession, crocheted lace from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and dies from Spellbinders and Quickutz. (Whew!)

Here's the tutorial video, and you'll find written instructions on the tutorial page at Splitcoaststampers.

Hope you'll try it out - let me know if you do!! I'd love to see.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, This looks like a really fun technique. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.Makes me want to try it.

  2. Would NEVER have thought to do look - thanks for the How To Dina!

  3. very cool technique Dina!! I pinned it onto my Cool Art Techniques board. :)

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  4. Super cool technique Dina! Gunna have to give this one a try for sure!