I was so happy to ink up the beautiful new Oxford Impressions Mystical Mermaids stamps especially when I had the most perfect stencil to reach for to work alongside the stamps ….. Bubbles Dinky Stencil. This stencil was made for an underwater theme! I also used another That’s Crafty! product, one of the fabulous white/greyboard Alterables.
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Mermaid (50:50 ratio with water to create spray)
Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste
Prima Art Ingredients Mica Powders:- Teal, Copper, Rust and Gold
Extras:- Cork, driftwood, rusty tin wire, pearls, seam binding (substitute with Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon), lace, starfish, oyster charms
Cut white/greyboard panel to size, I cut it into thirds, before applying the translucent embossing paste with the Bubbles Dinky Stencil. Once dry, I sprayed the panel with Mermaid (see supply list), allowing it to drip down the panel. The photographs disappointed me as I wanted to highlight the mica powders which are stunning in real life. Randomly apply all the mica powders to the panel, misting with water, allowing it to drip down the panel. I only applied Rust mica to the very bottom of the panel, which in actual fact I then covered with all those bits and pieces!
Stamp mermaid onto tissuestock, adhering with Gel Medium. Once thoroughly dry, work with the Copper and Teal mica powders to lightly highlight her hair and tail and the surrounding area. Stamp fish and coral directly onto the panel.
Onto white cardstock and Tissuestock apply Teal and Copper mica powders, with water. Once dry stamp sentiment onto the prepared cardstock, cutting into word tiles before adhering to panel. Onto the prepared Tissuestock stock several times, the coral/seaweed (excuse my ignorance!). Fussy cut, take your time as it is quite delicate. Layer to the panel.
Now it is simply a matter of gathering various elements to build on the theme. Onto cork stamp starfish and shells. Fussy cut and adhere to bottom along with the other items.
For the hanging element I wrapped rusted tin wire around a piece of driftwood, forming a hanging before adhering the driftwood with Gel Medium, from this I dangled pearls, stained and torn seam binding and vintage laces, some of which I had previously stained.
Until next time,