Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

Hi my art friends! I have a fun tag that I created just for YOU!

I have been selected to be on the VIVA LAS VEGASTAMP DESIGN TEAM! Its a company in the United States that has thousands of unique rubber stamps, along with other art supplies.

So I am really excited to part of an awesome fun company.

Here is the complete tag I made:

Here is the stamp I used

The link to the stamp

Its 1x 1 1/4 inches. I love it. I love to draw mermaids so I am sure you are going to see me use this cute little stamp again.
Here is a pic of the supplies I used.

1. Versamark ink pad
2. White embossing powder
3. White shipping tag
4. Twinkling H2Os
5. Water brush
6. The fishy cracker stamp

Note shown:
1. Sea Salt
2. Various pens for doodling.

First stamp the fish with the Versamark ink Pad, this is a clear ink, sprinkle the white embossing powder and heat emboss.
Once that is done, moisten the Twinkling H2O's with water and let them soften up a bit. Then begin to randomly paint over the entire tag. Don't worry about getting the watercolor paints on the stamp fish as the white embossed area acts like a resist.
While it is wet lightly sprinkle some sea salt on the wet areas.
Let it dry completely and then once dry wipe the sea salt off, it will leave small layered spots where the salt sucked up the paint.

Add some personal writing and doodles and a lovely art tag will appear!

This tag was inspired by "Finding Nemo". The scene where Nemo and is sad and about ready to give up and Dory played by the awesome Ellen Degeneres - but anyways she sings a song
"Hey Mr Grump Gills
You know what you gotta do when life gets you down?
Just keep swimming
Just keep swimming
Just keep swimming swimming swimming
What do we do we swim, swim, swim
OH HO HO How I love to swim
When you WAAAAAANNTTT to swim you want to swim"

So this tag was made to inspire YOU, that no matter what, just keep swimming.
Just keep reaching for your hopes and dreams. Just keep doing what your soul and heart tells you.

Here is a close up

Art on my friends,


Sandra Strait said...

Sooo cute! Love your little fishies!

Lyneen said...

Love the Keep Swimming Fish!

Rahul Beck said...

Love the Keep Swimming Fish!