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Watercolored Backgrounds

It's time for me to share a fun tutorial using Ann Butler's versatile products. Today I'm sharing an easy technique to give your stamped background patterns a watercolored look. Ann's Crafter's Inks are perfect for this technique because of their special formulation. I have a very easy to follow tutorial (here) so you can try it out too!


Make sure you visit Ann Butler's Designs blog to see the step by step tutorial and the list of supplies used to make these watercolored backgrounds. These bright spring colors and this technique are perfect for your upcoming spring projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  1. Beautiful colors Gracie! So sorry to see you leave CC & DRU my friend. You will be missed in group discussions but not far away as I'll still be following you. :) Good luck in the future and I'm looking forward to seeing where this craft and your amazing talent takes you next. Hugs!

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  2. Wowwwwwww Graciellie,,,love these bright colors here,,,and all over the ornage tones,,,,,,,what a beautifuol conposition

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