SSS Beautiful Mermaids Copic Colouring and Distress inks

February 25, 2019

I watched the Aquaman movie last night and Princess Mera with her stunning red hair and her green aqua-dress was the inspiration to add colours to this handmade card. 

I used  Beautiful Mermaids by Simon Says Stamp and Copic Ciao Markers Set B. 

I created the background by sponging a mix of  Oxide and Traditional  Distress inks and to add interest  I used  Ocean Builder Stencil ( pack of 4 stencils) by Honey Bee Stamps.

This is not the first time I have used  Beautiful Mermaids stamp set or any of the tools mentioned above.

 Last year  I made the card below (you can click on the image to see more pics).

 I wanted to make something completely different this time and  I was achieving a different look and feel due to the images and the colours chosen.

I was keen to use purple and pink Distress ink colours for the background but I couldn't resist and I just grabbed my fav inks to create easy and quick undersea scenes:  Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass,  Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans,  Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

I also used Antique linen distress ink to create the sea floor. I felt something was missing so  I used again  Ocean Builder Stencil ( pack of 4 stencils) by Honey Bee Stamps.

This stencil pack is a must have to create under the sea scenes.

There is a lot going on in the background.  To add texture and speckles I sprayed water and  I splattered the ink of a white posca marker.

 I used the stencils to add the sea plants and the light reflections on the background as well and I overlapped different ink colours.  I used:  Black Sooth, Faded Jeans Distress ink and white pigment ink.

To add accents, I also used Nuvo glitter pen and Nuvo shimmer pen.

That's all for today ... I hope you like this card!

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  1. Don't know which version I like more, thank goodness for Aquaman hey ! That stencil set is awesome, they have several that I must say invest in to help my craft work improve. Thank you for the inspiration x

    1. thank you for stopping by Andrea. You are always so kind. I like stencils but that one is just awesome for scenes that involves water.. hugs. x


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