Monday, April 15

Under the Sea Magic


 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  SPRING F LOWERS Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:  MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

I had fun this week creating a bit of undersea magic with jellyfish and mermaids. 

It's all about the background this week, and here is the one I created. I began by brushing water on my watercolor paper, then dropping in a variety of colors in the blue, green and purple range. While the watercolors were still wet, I laid a sheet of bubble wrap over it and let it sit for awhile. Then, I blended in a bit more watercolor and added splatters of gold gouache. I was aiming for a mix of bubbles and larger painted areas. 

Now the fun begins! I stamped and painted mermaid tails and fussy cut them out. 

 I die cut these beautiful jellyfish from watercolor paper, and painted them with watercolors. Once dry, I popped another layer on top of the jellyfish with foam squares. 

Next, I figured out the placement for the mermaid tails and jellyfish. I was aiming for  some undersea magic. 

I worked on the large sheet of watercolor paper, and once I was done, I adhered it to a page in one of my art journals.   

Lots of details.... 

 Final step - I wrote "there is magic under the sea..."

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Memory Box Graceful Jellyfish dies

Daniel Smith watercolors - Sap Green, Green Apatite Genuine, Quinacridone Coral, Quinacridone Violet, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Green Blue,, Permanent Orange, Quinacridone Purple, Indanthrone Blue

Simon Says Stamp Be A Mermaid stamps

Dylusions 8x8 Creative Journal 

Canson watercolor paper

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors

Gold Gouache

Simon Says Stamp Foam Squares

Big Shot

Watercolor brushes

Black Pen




So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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