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Daniel Smith Mermaid Card

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you another card where I used Daniel Smith watercolour paints for the images as well as the background design! Isn’t this a cuty, and it was so much fun mixing different stamp brands together!

Step 1:

I started my card by stamping several images from the Clearly Besotted stamp set “Water Plushies” and one of the mermaids from the My Favorite Things stamp set “Mermazing” onto Clairefontaine “Paint On á Grain Multi-Techniques” paper (wit the blue characters) using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. This is not official watercolour paper but as long as you don’t scrub hard on the paper it holds water quite well!

Then I coloured the images using my Daniel Smith watercolour paints: I used the following colours, mixing and matching them with each other: Quin. Deep Gold, Quin. Sienna, Quin. Purple, Carmine, Opera Pink, Pht. Blue (Green Shade), Sap Green and Payne’s Blue Gray.

For the skin I mixed Quin. Magenta with Quin. Sienna and added lots of water.

When the colouring was done I added some details with my white Gelly Roll Pen.

Then I fussy cut all the images leaving a small border.

Step 2:

For the background panel I die cut a square piece of the same paper, two sizes smaller then my card base. On this panel I first stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set by Clearly Besotted and then draw the impression of waves (under water current) by tracing the stencil design (The Crafter’s Workshop “Leafy Texture”, TCW733s) lightly with a pencil.

Step 3:

You can hardly see it in the picture but in real life it’s visible that I first mixed a little of the Pht. Blue (Green Shade) with lots of water and applied this to the middle of the square panel, washing it out towards the top and the bottom, using a wider flat wash brush and water. Because I used black Archival Ink for the sentiment, the sentiment will not smudge!

When dry I created a slightly darker mix with the Pht. Blue (Green Shade) and added colour to the waves/current using a small brush.

Step 4:

I stamped bubbles with one of the smaller stamps on the background panel and then I’m ready to put my card together: I die cut a matching purple mat for my watercolour panel and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. To finish my card I now only have to adhere the coloured images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

I totally love how this cute card turned out! I wish you a creative day!

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