I'd like to share a special project that I did for Visible Image using their beautiful Dare to Swim stamps. It was a very special undertaking, as part of the design team, to produce three pieces for Creative Stamping Magazine to show the variety of what could be achieved with one design.
My background colours were achieved through mixing and adding water to Distress Crayons, and the design started off life like this:
Hard to believe - but the way that you can get the crayons to work for you with a bit of water - they are amazing!
I focused on depth, and researched what water looked like from beneath the surface. With strokes of white pen to show the rays of light shining through the water I think I achieved this
Once my background was very dry and I had added some shoals of fish and blue seaweed, I rubbed it with an anti-static bag and stamped and embossed the jellyfish in white. I used the same white marker pen and a paintbrush to soften the ink strokes to add a touch of translucency to the jellyfish before sealing them with glossy accents and a tiny sprinkle of glitter.
Mark's cleverly designed bubbles and shoals of fish added that final bit of depth to the image, and I split the text of the sentiment into two parts, changing from black to white too, to show, hopefully, how dark it is down there!
I mounted my image on a matching background, created using the same principle of blending the crayons and adding some stamped images. Edge to edge water.
Full details of this card and the two other creations by our amazing Pauline and Teresa are in Creative Stamping magazine, Issue 43, if you were lucky enough to get a copy!
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