Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tie Dyed Turtles - Stampin' Up! From Land to Sea

  With what our weather looks like for this afternoon a water themed card seems appropriate for today's share!  We made this card last week at my stamp club.  It's always fun to do a new technique.  At least it was new to me!  I like techniques that you don't need a lot of extra supplies that you might not have on hand.  This is ink and water!  So easy!

  We used watercolor paper since it takes water so much better than regular cardstock.  You can use any colors you'd like but since it was a water scene I went with blues and greens

Step 1: sponge Soft Sky over the whole piece.  Don't worry about it being completely even, splotchy is a good thing in this case!

Step 2: Using a sponge dauber swirl Pool Party ink onto the cardstock making several circles.  I would say probably the size of a half dollar.  If you are using a larger piece of cardstock then make them larger.

Step 3: Using another sponge dauber make a smaller circle inside the Pool Party circle using Mint Macaron

Step 4: Using an Aquapainter squeeze out some water to the brush tip and then "draw" a circle around the outside of the Pool Party circle, the outside of the Mint Macaron circle and a dab in the center of the Mint Macaron.  Then blot up the water with a paper towel.  Repeat on each circle.  You can go over the circles more with the water for a more pronounced look.  As the paper dries the ink will lighten up.

  There you go!  Tie Dye!

  Next, we used Tip Top Taupe ink and sponged it across the bottom of our panel for some sand.  Then using just the tentacles of the jellyfish in Mint Macaron ink we stamped "seaweed" on the bottom.  The jellyfish seems like a strange stamp as I don't know many jellyfish fans...usually everyone want to avoid them so I'm not sure how often I'll use that stamp other than for seaweed!  Then the turtles were stamped with Tip Top Taupe right over the the Tie Dye circles.

 White Perfect Accents are used to make bubbles and the new Very Vanilla thick baker's twine is tied around the panel.  A narrow strip of Mint Macaron cardstock is torn for some extra texture.  All of this is popped up on dimensionals on a Tip Top Taupe card base.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: From Land to Sea

Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe

Paper: Tip Top Taupe, watercolor paper, Mint Macaron

Accessories: Aquapainter, thick baker's twine, dimensionals

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