Ride the Waves by Samantha Read


Hello, I always used to love sending and receiving postcards,  something that seems to be happening less often with people using social media instead. So today I'd like to share a quick make using the fabulous Sail Boats stamp set.

What I did

I began by giving my postcard surface some texture by using texture sand paste applied through a mask that I made using a Sizzix die, when this was dry I added a coat of gesso. I was trying to achieve a watercolour effect using acrylic paints, so I spritzed the paint and blew it around randomly. The boat was stamped on white card and coloured using watercolours and paint pens, cut out and adhered in place. To finish I highlighted the waves by applying white gesso on the raised surface detail, a little background stamping and some arty splats.

What I used

From my stash; Sizzix 'Wave' Die, Martha Stewart Paints - Pond, Rubber Ducky and Raspberry Ice. Black Ink.

I do hope you like it, thanks so much for looking, Sam xx

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous scene Sam and can just smell the salty air down here.
    Fliss xx

  2. This i s lovely , Samantha. You have definitely achieved some wonderful watercolour effects . x


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