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Watercolor Background Tutorial – Faux Glazed Glass


Gooooood midweek to you, my friends! I teased today’s Faux Glazed Glass watercolor background tutorial a bit ago….and sadly, the yummy gold paints are so hard to get, I’ve delayed this post til now. I wanted to wait til they’re in -and now they are!


Watercolor background tutorial

I’ve been having SUCH a good time with these paints. As well as my watercolors. And when I saw the vase pictured in the video – I knew the paints would be part of my CASE! The background really does look like the vase – I surprised even myself! Can you believe this rich color came from “just” watercolors? Check out how I created it in the video below, or click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube!

The Faux Glazed Glass background came out so pretty I nearly didn’t diecut into it. I had thought about just adding a sentiment. But then…that would be a panel covering up this deliciousness! So I bellied up to the BigShot and started diecutting, and am so glad I did. I just LOVE how this came out! (The die is currently out of stock, but keep tuned to my blog and I’ll let you know when it’s back in!)

Sandy Allnock - Watercolor background tutorial

For those missing my Copic videos – never fear! More are coming. They were crying as I made another watercolor background tutorial, and I’m going to be showing them some love—but mixing it up with other media too. The markers are like kids – they need to learn to share! Heehee!


More watercolor background tutorial ideas will be coming in the future…this was too much fun not to play with some more!

24 thoughts on “Watercolor Background Tutorial – Faux Glazed Glass

  1. Love Love Love this, So unique. Can you provide more info on the brushes you used? Can’t seem to the link to work. Thanks.

  2. This is beautiful. I enjoyed the video.

  3. This is stunning and thanks for the wonderful video!

  4. […] you featuring the rest of the faux marble watercoloured panel I made last week. It was inspired by Sandy Allnock’s video of her faux glass technique. I used a bird & branch die called ‘Happy News’ […]

  5. Nummy, nummy background. Nice technique. Beautiful results! For more intricate dies, have you tried the dryer sheet technique? Using them before cutting worked perfectly for me. Using them after has not (yet), however, a friend said it worked perfectly for her.

    1. It’s funny what works/doesn’t work for each of us – I always wonder if it’s user errors or if we have different atmospheric pressure, or we’re standing on one foot, or what causes the differences!

      1. Its fully possible that my tongue was stuck out in the wrong position!

  6. Blown away. Gorgeous beyond words! Becky Reinke

  7. Hi Sandy,
    Your colours are so warm and rich with the gorgeous touch of gold. I was so inspired by your video of this technique that I tried it myself with blues, greens and purples. Thank you for sharing so much on your blog and in your videos. I have been watching your videos for a while now and I am learning so much.

  8. Ab-SO-LUTE-ly love this beautiful look. I’ve been waffling about this paint set, you just made my decision to go for it. Also, your gold paint set was a new product to me so I’ll be checking on this one. You did a fabulous look inspired by that gorgeous vase. TFS

  9. This background (and card) is so breathtakingly gorgeous! I will have to try this!

  10. This is so rich and beautiful, Sandy. I was inspired to create my own ‘faux marble’ background after seeing your video.
    Thanks for all you share. I have been subscribed and enjoying your videos for several months now but have not taken the time to tell you how much I enjoy them. Your talent is so inspiring.

  11. […] my new watercolour paints and have watched some recent watercolour videos by the very talented Sandy Allnock. She has been playing around with the same paints (Kuretake Gansai Tambi) and posted a video last […]

  12. Beautiful colors.

  13. Rich, opulent and wonderful! Thanks so much!

  14. Wow this is gorgeous! I love vibrant colors more than anything. Going to try with another die and my Bristol colors (really vibrant). Thanks so much Sandy!

  15. Beautiful Sandy – thanks so much for explaining all the steps. I have the watercolors and will give this a try and maybe just use the gold in the set.

  16. Just wow! Layers of gorgeousness!

  17. Just gorgeous, Sandy! Not only a beautiful card, but a bonus of lots of tiny glazed hearts for another card! ♡

  18. Beautiful background, beautiful card!

  19. Beautiful card. I like the die cut work that you added.

  20. You are right Sandy. This is beautiful. Great card and fantastic work.

  21. Yes, the background is beautiful. Love the colors and the gold. TFS

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