Saturday, May 17, 2014

OCC, Day 11 Play Day1 (card 3 of 3)

For my final card of the day, I tried my hand at a "scene" card. This is a challenge for me as I find making scenery cards very difficult. It's a huge weakness for me. Nevertheless, I gave it a try using Paper Smooches Briny Blue stamp set.

The technique for the background, however, is pretty cool. I used distress stains for this one adding water and using a large flat brush to disperse the color across the paper. While the color is still wet, I sprinkled table salt over it. The salt absorbed the color from the areas it touched, leaving this cool bubbly affect. I was originally going to use it as a sunset, but loved the look of underwater bubbles and decided on the sea theme instead!

I also used a couple of other techniques in this same card. For the rocks and starfish, I stamped the image then watercolored inside the image; for the sea grass, I inked the image then spritzed with water and applied the wet stamp onto the paper. I think it makes it look more "wobbly" as if really under water!

distress stains
paper smooches, briny blue stamp set
sequins, glossy accents


Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar


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