I hope you had a great weekend.
I chose to play with the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set!
This is one of those few sets that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, and now that I’ve used it, I’m thrilled with it!
was in the mood for colouring yesyerday because it took quite a long
I started my card with a top layer of Shimmery White Cardstock (CS), because it takes water slightly better our regular Whisper White CS.
I stamped the mermaid using Basic Black Archival Ink.
used a Bender Pen and ink in the lid of my ink pads for my colouring.
For the mermaid’s skin I used Powder Pink and an Aquapainter.
I gently soaked up
the excess water with a kitchen towel, and repeated the process which
gave the right depth of colour.
When I’d finished colouring the
mermaid, I painted her all over with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter
With the mask in place, I used a Dauber
and Soft Sky Ink for the sea.
It was lovely using this technique,
actually hoping for a very uneven finish!
The background still needed
more, so I used the dotted stamp from the stamp set, and stamped all
over using Soft Sky Ink.
With the mask still in place, I used Archival Basic Black Ink and
stamped the seaweed four times at varying heights.
stamped the sentiment – ever so slightly crooked! – using Tranquil Tide
I had a dilemma when it came to decorating the
inside of the card: Soft Sky CS or Shimmery White CS?
felt right as I didn’t think they complimented the front of the card.
that I’d do another sheet of the sea, but minus the Rhinestones.
worked brilliantly………… until I decided to use the small mermaid at the
bottom of the page using Tranquil Tide Ink.
Unfortunately I inked and
stamped in Sky Blue.
That’s it for today!
Until tomorrow, hapy crafting,