A 3 mm wide washi tape makes masking a background of triangles to create a modern pattern so simple to achieve. I was going for an asymmetric look and used the slim tape to help mark out triangles of various sizes.
To fill in the unmasked areas, I coloured with just 2 watercolour pencils by Lyra, in black and pink, watered down to obtain varying shades to give the triangles some depth. As I was getting such a gorgeous result with the watercolouring, I did a similar background for my handphone cover too. By the way, the washi tape peels off very nicely!
- Tape washi to form 3-sided triangles.
TIP — Run your fingers over every strip to make sure it is fully adhered. This prevents the colouring from sipping out.
- Scribble watercolour pencil onto the open spaces and spread it out with a waterbrush.
TIP — To create gradation, I picked up colour from an area that had just been coloured and was still wet, then brushed onto a new spot. I would also dilute with water to make an even lighter shade.
- After the painting has dried, peel off the washi strips.
- Stamp sentiment with VersaFine ink and clear heat emboss. Die cut the word with the corresponding die. Adhere with foam tape onto the panel.
- Adhere panel onto card base with tape runner.
For the handphone cover, I traced the cover onto cardstock before I started to mask and paint. When the painting was done, I cut it out and used a rounder on the four corners. I had initially cut out a hole with a pen knife to let the camera and flashlight peek through but in the end I decided to just trim off the left uppermost section altogether.