Sunday, 25 October 2015

An Off The Rails Tutorial

Hello scrappy friends! Today I have a tutorial for Off The Rails to share. I want to show you how to make you own unique watercolour creations. You can use this idea to make scrapbook pages, cards or anything!

Here's my layout:

Step 1

Splatter some black ink onto an A4 sheet of watercolour paper where your work will go.

Step 2

Draw some flowers in freehand. Don't worry of they're not perfect - that's the idea!

Step 3

Use a stencil to draw in some flourishes. You could also hand-draw leaves if you like.

Step 4

Mix some watercolour paint with water and just apply it to the central area of your petals.

Step 5

Mix another watercolour a couple of shades darker with water and fill in the rest of the petals. Try to keep the colours separate at times, although they will tend to mix when they're wet.

Step 6

The end result is a random mix of the two colours giving your petals a realistic multi-hued effect.

I kept my embellishments to a minimum so as not to hide the watercolour work

My layout was based on this month's beautiful mood board. Are you going to enter our challenge this month?

Happy scrappin'!



  1. That's fabulous Heather! I love your wonderful tips and ideas!

  2. This is soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and how you put this together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. WOW!Fabulous and stunning page.

    Have a nice day.


  4. This is sooo beautiful Heather. I love the freshness of this page! Thanks for the tips and tutorial
    Dot x

  5. Lovely, and very inspiring ! Might just have a go with this month's challenge... If I don't run out of time!:)

  6. Great techniques a lovely LO

  7. Stunning ! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, a fabulous idea

  8. Really gorgeous Layout Heather !!! I love your background with those so beautiful flower !!! Just wonderful !! Love it... I wish you a very nice day, big hugs. Caty

  9. This is a great tutorial, Heather! The technique looks fun, pretty, and easy to customize for that one-of-a-kind look.

  10. That's a gorgeous mood board and I love your take on it Heather!! Love how you created that unique background and matching the flowers to the colour of your base .. perfection!! Stunning page!! xx

  11. Great tut Heather! I really love that you share your talent, this is wonderful, simple but very beautiful xo