31 December 2021
Learn how to use rice to create a background as unique as a snowflake, perfect for your cardmaking and papercrafting projects!
Recreate this easy-to-follow tutorial in just six simple steps! It's fun to sit back and watch while this simple technique takes hold...
DIY rice texture background tutorial
You will need
- Canson Watercolour paper
- Teal and Crystal Blue Kaleidacolor Re-Inker
- Masking tape
- Water spritzer
1. Mask all four sides of the watercolor paper and attach to your work surface.
2. Using a mister bottle or spritzer apply water to the surface of the watercolour card.
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3. Drop the ink colours of your choice into a palette.
4. Dab some ink onto the wet paper using a brush. The inks will move and blend in the water sitting on the surface of the paper.
5. Sprinkle rice onto the wet and inked paper. Any rice is ok. Leave to dry.
6. Sit and watch as the rice dries – it'll absorb some water and start forming some beautiful blooms about the paper, the pattern of which will be unique every time, as original as the pattern of a snowflake.
Create a collection of different backgrounds using a selection of various card making techniques including a floral background using Gesso resist, a marble background using shaving foam, a textured background using salt and more!