Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Mermaid magic

Hi there Glenda here with some mermaid magic! I love mermaids so when I saw this gorgeous creature, the 2 x 3 Mermaid, I knew I had to make something special.
I started out by using 4 different alcohol inks in various blues and putting them onto the Kromecote glossy cardstock.


When I was satisfied with how the alcohol inks looked I then took some Mermaid Glimmer Glam and painted it over the alcohol inks.

The next step was to stamp the mermaid stamp onto some white cardstock.
I then used watercolor pencils to color her in and then cut her out carefully
The next step was to take some gold glitter and put some on some white paper. I then put glue onto the kromecote cardstock where I wanted the glitter to be and pressed it into the glitter

so that it looked something like this
I then glued some rhinestones and pearls into the glitter, printed off a quote on my printer and glued that on, stapled some lace pom pom trim on and voila, here is the magical mermaid

Supplies:

Plate 1349 or
2 x 3 Mermaid Stamp
Kromecote cardstock
Miracle tape
May Arts trim
Black cardstock
Gold glitter
Alcohol inks
Glimmer Glaze
Versafine ink
Staedtler watercolor pencils
Rhinestones & pearls
Glue

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on mermaid magic and until next time,


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful! :)

Sandra Strait said...

Alluring and magical!

Anonymous said...

Its beautiful, great colours.

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Love it...it turned out beautiful!

mark gould said...

Great mermaid image, The back ground is beautiful, I love the depth you get with alcohol inks.
I need to check out the glimmer glam
Thanks for joining us at ABAC

CarlaKH said...

absolutely gorgeous...the colors are my fave and I love that chunky glitter...so cool. I need to find some here!

Marit said...

Hahaaa... I saw this stamp and I just KNEW it was something Glenda would love to work with... and so she did! Gorgeous Glenda!!

Julia S-W said...

This is a beautiful little piece. I think the background you've achieved with the alcohol inks works perfectly and the addition of the glitter flakes was a great idea. The sentiment is wonderful too. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time and I do hope we'll see you again.
Juliax

butterfly said...

Just saw this featured over at ABAC - congratulations! - and wanted to come and say how much I liked it - beautiful background, and the mermaid's tail looks gorgeous - love the sentiment too!
Alison x