Sunday, 10 June 2018

June Challenge Reveal - Blank Page Muse - Beach

The Blank Page Muse June Challenge theme is "Let's go to the Beach."  The blog hop runs from June 10th - July 8th and will feature projects about the ocean and seaside.  Here is my project reveal for the June Challenge.  I used the lovely Misty Mermaid stamp by Rick St. Dennis and worked with transparency to create the layers.  For more inspiration, check out the rest of the June Challenge Design Team Reveal.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial for my underwater tag. Let's dive in!
BPM Supplies:
Raindrops Waterdrops Rubber Stamp Sheet Set
Hearty Doodles by Katie Lamb
Misty Mermaid Art Rubber Stamp by Rick St Dennis

Other Supplies: 
  • transparency
  • embossing ink pad
  • blue embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • glitter glue (blues & greens)
  • dimensional paint (flesh)
  • permanent markers (browns & pinks, blues)
  • various blue ink pads
  • clear embossing powder
  • watercolor paints
  • white ink pad
  • dimensional clear gloss medium
  • shell & anchor embellishments
  • ribbons & fibers
  • sponge applicator
1. Use embossing ink to stamp the mermaid image directly onto transparency.  Heat set with blue embossing powder. (TIP: To prevent stray embossing powder from adhering to your project in unwanted places, simply swipe the surface to be embossed with an anti-static embossing cloth/pad before stamping the image.)

2. Turn over the embossed image and work on the reverse side to carefully fill in the mermaid's scales with different colors of glitter glue.

3. Use permanent markers to color the mermaid's hair on the reverse side. Then fill in the face and upper body with flesh colored dimensional paint. Set aside to dry.
(Flip over to the right side when thoroughly dry.)

4. Stamp raindrop splatters onto white cardstock using blue ink. Next, stamp the raindrop splatters with embossing ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.

5. Use watercolor gelatos in shades of blue to color over the raindrop images.  Use a wet brush to blend and spread the color to create the bubbly water.
6. Use a dark blue ink to stamp a net pattern around the edges. Add random impressions of texture dots background stamp extending off the edge of the paper.
7. Use permanent markers to add the final details to the front side of the mermaid. (lips, checks, eyeshadow, flesh shading)

8. Use white ink to stamp bubbles on the reverse side of the mermaid transparency. To create added depth, be sure to overlap the mermaid when stamping and use second generational stamping (make an impression without re-inking) so that those bubbles appear lighter and; therefore, will appear further away.

9. Turn the transparency to the front side and use a blue permanent marker to shade some of the bubbles. Then apply clear gloss dimensional medium to accentuate some of the bubbles and set aside to dry.

10. Matte the painted bubbly background with a narrow border of white cardstock. Then adhere the mermaid transparency over the painted tag. Next, punch a hole in the top of the tag and attach a collection of coordinating ribbons & fibers. Finally, add some shell embellishments and an anchor charm to the top of the tag.
A Closer Look:

June Creative Challenge: June 10th - July 8th
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is "Let's Go To The Beach." Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random drawing prize for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. You can find all the guidelines HERE.
Use the coupon code "Summer2018Karen"during checkout to
Save 15% off each stamp from Blank Page Muse.
Valid until August 31, 2018 (midnight - Pacific Time)

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Katie said...

Beautiful tag. I didn't know you could do that with stickles

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I love how you glittered your mermaids tail. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Rubber Dance, and have a very happy week. Sue xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous tag - love how you have done the mermaid - so different and effective!!

TangledBlueRose said...

WOW! I love the effect you created with her scales, stunning! So many layers, so wonderful. Thanks so much Karen!

Julie S said...

What a great technique! I love how your mermaid looks very ethereal in blue.

Cathy said...

Fun tag. I like how you did that mermaid.

Bibi Lindahl said...

Lovely tag! Very clever way to do the mermaid and the result is so pretty!! Thank you for joining our June challenge at Rubber Dance! ♥

Rubber Dance said...

Love your mermaid! It's such a wonderful tag! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance June Challenge!xx Susanne.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love the blueness of this :) Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge :)

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