Make It Monday #283: Watercolor Wash Backgrounds

This week, Laurie's up with her very first Make It Monday video and she's sharing some tips for creating a watercolor wash background.  We think you're gonna have fun with this one!

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds by Laurie Schmidlin

Biggest Blessing (detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

Birthday Wishes (detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a watercolor wash background.

–Please enter new projects only.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.  

–You will have until 6am, Monday, May 8, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, May 8, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


  • STAMPS: Gran’s Garden, Pen & Ink, Ways to Say: Birthday, Fresh Bouquet
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Courage & Kindness dies
  • OTHER: White Gel Pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Congratulations, Nancy Penir! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

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