Seahorse

PP488 – A Sketch Challenge

When playing yesterday I had another idea of how to use my homemade stencil. I taped it to a scrap piece of glossy photo paper and began sponging inks in varying degrees of greens and blues. Went over it all with a damp cloth as it blended beautifully doing that. Then I spritzed it with perfect pearls and left to dry. I just love the shimmer of this and the colour blending is the best I’ve ever achieved. Once it was dry I stamped the seahorse from a GKD set and tiny ones from another set, along with the anchor and the word relax. I mounted it onto some black paper and then onto the card front. Initially I was going to cut it down to a square but my hubby said to leave and add a sentiment underneath. I added that to the bottom – really like the font of this stamp – and today realized that the new weekly PP challenge was a sketch, and by luck, this card works for the sketch.

15 thoughts on “Seahorse

  1. You did such an excellent job of getting your blending. Very smart to use the damp cloth. Can not imagine where you would get photo paper? Pretty cool how the stamping worked on the surfaces as well.

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    1. I have photo paper from a printing package that came a long time ago with a new xerox we bought. Never used it and found it yesterday. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. I’ve just another one in pinks using a bigger stencil but same idea. It is fun to play this way and I may build on the current one with some additional stenciling. Glad you like this one.

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  3. It was pure luck as when I started I had no challenges in mind. I just wanted to try the technique and see what happens. Glad you like it.

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  4. Thanks Gayle. Getting some good blending was wonderful as so often they don’t look great when I do them, at least to me anyway.

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  5. Wow, what a great technique to get the beautiful color blends you achieved! Thank you for sharing your lovely underwater scene card with us at The Paper Players!

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  6. What a stunning background! The blending is perfect…and I enjoyed reading about how you achieved the look. I’m a fan of seahorses, and I love how you stamped them on the front of your card. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

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