Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mermaid Charm by Julie Emmett

Good Morning crafters, Julie here, I hope I find you well today? Today's card is another alcohol inks background with Lavinia Stamps images.

I started off with a piece of Yupo and applied Juniper Alcohol Ink directly onto the Yupo and spread this around using a lint on my applicator tool to give an even coverage. 

Next I moved onto applying drops of alcohol ink onto the surface starting with Patina then Honeycomb and then Mermaid Alcohol inks. I decided the colour looked a little intense so add a few drops of  my initial coverage colour Juniper, to break up the intensity.

Then the fun begins applying blending solution to the lint on the applicator tool and start to dab until you get the desired background you would like to achieve. I love the way the background changes before your eyes and how you can lighten intense colour with the blending solution as there is no right or wrong with this.

I left the background to dry - I just love these colours together. The stamps I chose were Guinevere (the mermaid), the Shoal of Fish and Seaweed all by Lavinia Stamps. I stamped the mermaid first, the the shoal of fish and finished with repeated stamping of the seaweed in Jet Black Archival Ink to finish the scene.

This time I matted my scene onto some silver Mirri card and then some pastel green pearl card from my stash as I wanted this card to have an elongated view to it. I finished the card with white pen dots for the fish eyes and a few bubble dots from the mermaid's hand as I thought this was enough. 

Seaweed LAVST    Alcohol Ink Yupo   Alcohol Blending Solution  Felt Applicator Pads 20pk    Mermaid AI   Patina AI   
Honeycomb AI    Juniper AI    Ranger Archival

Well, that's my make for today, I hope you like it, see you next week.

Love Julie x


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