Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mermaid Moments

This is for my purple loving daughter! I hope she likes it!  I used some of the characters from Mermaid Moments clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.  I coloured them with Copics first, then went over them with Prismacolour pencils.  The scales were done by using the clear ink blending Copic marker by just holding it down on the paper until the colour was pushed deep into the paper fibres.  It leaves behind a small area of lighter colour, which can show the effect of scales.  It's only about a second or two of holding it down on the page, and that's all it takes.  With the Prismacolour pencil, I intensified the contrast by colouring in a darker purple around each "scale". 
The images were fussy cut on the black illustration lines. To me, that is probably the hardest part of this whole process! I also like to go over any white spaces left behind with either a marker or with a Prismacolor pencil. You can see how I did that on the seahorse - I wasn't about to get bogged down with fussy cutting on those little dips of his fins, no way no how!  So I just matched the white space to the colour of the paper they were on, which, by the way, is a sheet from the Under The Sea Slimline Paper Pack at Whimsy Stamps.  Please use links below if you are interested in purchasing any of these stamps, dies, or the paper.  I do get compensated if you do, so thank you in advance!  It helps to keep me drawing more images for you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful creation Crissy! I LOVE the paper you paired your images with, it sets the scene so beautifully. I adore this set, as you'll see from my recent creation. I love how you dealt with the fins on the wee seahorse, I left mine as was for that creation but I do love to obscure the white edges on some makes and your fix for this lil' guy is perfect! Such a delish underwater scene hun, love everything about it. Hugs, Wends xoxo