I started out by creating the background with Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Ultra Marine Blue and Pthalo Green to create the water background onto watercolor paper. To create the sand, I used Distress inks in Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge. I spritzed with water to lift some of the color and give the sand some texture.
The images were colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I had stamped many images from the set and then laid them out to determine what images I would use for my under the water scene. The mermaid on the right was tilted to the right (off kilter :-). She looks to me like she is swimming backwards or floating upwards by tilting her. The images were popped up off the card to add more dimension.
Here is a photo to show the dimension lifting some of the images off the card panel and how it can make the images pop off the page.
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The base was stamped with a My Favorite Things Background stamp called Lots of Dots and stamped in MFT Summer Splash ink onto Summer Splash card stock. See below for a full list of supplies. Then for a final touch, I used my Sakura White Gel pen for some dot detail, I colored the shells, bubbles and seahorse with Wink of Stella clear for some sparkle and then coated them with the Pico Embellisher to make them glossy.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You, MFT Lots of Dots Background
Inks: MFT Black Licorice Hybrid, Summer Splash dye, Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Ultra Marine Blue and Pthalo Green), Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs), Versamark
Papers: MFT Summer Splash, Smooth White, Arches Cold Press watercolor paper
Tools: MFT Scalloped and Stitched Rectangle Stax, Rectangle Stax 2, Pico Embellisher - Clear, Wink of Stella Clear, Copics, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, ME Landscape Trio, Distress Sprayer, White Sakura Gel Pen
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