Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of my recent samples using the Seashore Scenes stamp set (plus Mermaid Queen and Underwater for embellishments). The first is a sunset scene mounted onto a patterned background paper from Crafty Individuals, the second a mini wall hanging.
Sunset Scene Card:
- The patterned paper was trimmed and edged with black pen to frame before sticking to the card blank.
- The background was painted with water based inks (orange and yellow) and the image stamped with Versafine (Onyx Black). Some areas of colour were lifted out using water and blotting. The image was coloured with watercolour pens and pencil. White pencil was used to emphasise highlights.
- The foreground was created using Expand IT tinted with watercolour pen, heated to puff and create the texture. Mounted onto black card to frame and glued to the card with foam pads for dimension.
- The shells were stamped with Versafine (Vintage Sepia), spritzed with blue and gold ink sprays, cut out and lightly shaped before gluing down with 3D glue gel.
- Seashore Scenes, Mermaid Queen and Underwater (for shell embellishments) stamp sets
- 6 X 6 card blank, 6 X 6 background paper (Crafty Individuals – The Seaside), black card and white stamping card, scrap cartridge paper (for shells)
- Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia)
- Alcohol ink pen (black)
- Watercolour pens and pencils
- Water based inks (yellow, orange)
- Ink sprays (blue, gold with mica)
- Colourcraft Expand IT (puff paint)
The scene looks so different done in an alternative colourway.
Follow the river hanging:
- The scene was stamped onto whiteboard with Versafine. A fine tipped pen and additional scene building stamps were used to extend the scene. Drawing Gum was used to mask the gull image while stamping the background images (i.e. grasses behind the gull and post).
- The scene was coloured with watercolour paints. Extra details and texture were added with coloured pencils. Drawing gum was used to mask some areas while painting (e.g. clouds, water highlights).
- Grey board was trimmed and cut with a rope edger die (top edge) and overlaid with red card cut to match. Holes were punched in the top to tie on the hanging string.
- The starfish and shells were stamped onto cartridge paper, coloured with watercolour and mica paints. After shaping they were glued to waste acetate pieces with 3D glue gel to make them more robust (particularly as they overhang the ‘canvas’ edges).
- The rope and ships wheel were cut 2-3 times each from Kraftcard, layered up and glued together to make them more robust. Colouring was added using Distress Ink, glaze and glitter pens.
- The scene, embellishments and string were glued to the hanging. Finished with PVA pearls and touches of glitter glue.
- Seashore Scenes, Mermaid Queen and Underwater (for shell and starfish) stamp sets
- 15 X 10cm whiteboard shape (Chocolate Baroque kit), Grey board, red card, white stamping card, Kraft card, scrap cartridge paper and acetate
- Watercolour paints and water based paints with mica
- Coloured pencils
- Pebeo Drawing Gum
- Glaze pen (red) and glitter pen (gold)
- Fine tipped pen (black)
- Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
- PVA pearls and glitter glue (clear)
- Bakers twine (red & white)
- Dies to cut ships wheel, rope edge (top of hanger) and rope embellishment