Monday 17 July 2017

Magical Mermaid Wishes Water Colouring

Welcome back everyone 😊

Today I am sharing with you a  card using water colours and the Magical Mermaid stamp set.

Close Up of Colouring.

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I am entering this card into the Global Design Project weekly challenge. #GDP095
Their challenge theme this week is  Kids.

I have seen masks that you can purchase that give you a ragged edge to ink or paint within. This creates a type of frame. 
SU doesn't have these as yet, So I made my own! I just used card stock and tore a ragged edged shape from the centre. 

Here is a picture of my makeshift mask.

Pretty simple eh! And it is re-usable! Just let it dry 😁

Here's How.
Focal Background.
  • To hold the mask in place I used snail adhesive all around the edges. 
  • I then stuck it to my clothes! lol YES my clothes and the carpet too! I did this to get rid of the excess stickiness, I wanted it to stay in place but not tear any paper when it was removed. I stuck it to the Watercolour paper in the position I wanted.
  • I then inked two blocks with my chosen colours (Bermuda Bay and So Saffron) 
  • I sprayed water onto my watercolour paper and also onto the blocks holding the colour. 
  • I used my Aqua Painters, as wet as I could make them and washed the colour over the area I wanted for both colours.
  • With the remaining colour on the blocks, I just smooshed it on top of the washed colours.
  • I then used my aqua painter to mix and blend them just a little. 
  • I left this to dry.

Magical Mermaid Kisses

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For the rest of the focal.
  • While the water colouring was drying, I stamped the mermaid image onto Shimmery White card stock using Memento black ink. 
  • I blotted this and then made sure it was dry with my heat tool. I didn't want any smudging!
  • Once the black ink was completely dry, I fussy cut her out.
  • I then coloured my mermaid using aqua painters.
  • Her hair is So Saffron, her skin/body is Powder Pink and her tail is Bermuda Bay mixed with So Saffron. 
  • To add extra glimmer I used the Wink of Stella pen.
  • AND just to add a few more highlights along her tail, I used the whisper white re-inker to touch the scales along the centre and down the length of her tail.. 
  • To complete the scene I stamped put my mask back in place over the watercolour paper. I then trimmed to size and glued the front to the basic black card stock layer.. 
  • I stamped my images in Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand.
  • I then added some Pearl basic jewels along the sandy bottom stamped images.
  • I placed the mermaid onto mini dimensionals.
  • My sentiment is also from the magical mermaid stamp set and has been masked so I could split the original sentiment into two and place at the top and bottom of my card.

Angled and Open view

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Well I do hope you enjoyed my card today.
If you are wanting to purchase any of the items I used to create my card with, then please use the carousel below. It has all of the items used and is linked directly to my store.

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Thank you so much for visiting with me toady. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in comments below. 
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  1. lovely card and love your technique of the mask

    1. Thank you Barbara, I hope it proves as useful for you as it did for me.

  2. loving this card Kim .. I totally adore this mermaid stamp

  3. wow it's so lovely card and love your technique of the mask.



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