I started by prepping the page with Faber Castell Gesso and let dry completely. With a wet wipe, I applied Folk Art Acrylic Paints to create the background.
- Deep sea: Midnight, Brilliant Ultramarine, True Blue, Evergreen, Fresh Foliage, Licorice;
- Seabed: Lemon Custard, School Bus Yellow, Terra Cotta
And not forgetting the theme for the month - Texture, I added bubbles with Ranger Texture Paste applied with MFT Snowfall stencil. And finally, little splashes of gesso to finish the project.
The sea elements are from the Underwater A5 sheet. I stamped the seaweed directly to the background with Fern Green and Jet Black Archival Inks.
I stamped the shells with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with Graph'It alcohol markers before fussy cutting and adhering them to the page with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I used soft pinks and flesh tones for these sea creatures to maintain the right balance and contrast with the background. And to make them pop, I added some shading with Dark Sepia Faber Castell PITT Brush marker.
Since the seahorse is the star of the show, to make stand him out I heat embossed him with WOW Ebony EP and added a touch of colour with Graph'It alcohol markers. The quote is put together with letter die cut with WRMK Parade. It's not so obvious in the photo below but I subtle shading with Faber Castell Cobalt Blue PITT Brush marker on each letter to knock back the white.
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TTCRD Sept 13: AG
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I hope you are inspired by this project to get messy and inky. I had something quite different in mind when I started it. But after a few detours, I am quite pleased with this happy "accident".
Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day.