Under Sea Quick Background


I decided to use up some of the images I colored from the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I made a background for the card using a product that I have neglected…my Color Bursts!

Finished Card Using Catherine Pooler Ocean Chums and Color Bursts.

Other than drying time, the background took less than 10 minutes to make. I tapped the powder onto watercolor paper that I had taped down and then sprayed the paper. I used a paint brush to move the color to areas that needed it. It took less than 3 minutes to complete the Color Burst step.

After the Color Bursts dried, I used low tack tape and Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment ink to create the sun rays filtering through the water. I then took Dr. P.H. Martins Bleed Proof White and a little water and a small paint brush to create the white floaty things in the water. I also used my Signol White Gel Pen to draw dots where I felt there was to one a space. The rays and splashes took maybe 5 minutes. It took me longer to clean up all of my wayward splashes. I am a very enthusiastic paint brush tapper.

All of the images were colored with Copics. The Octopus was colored using RV66, V15, RV55, RV63 and V12. I also colored the white edges around the Octopus so it would blend in to the background better. I used Suede Shoes and Mardi Gras inks to complete the edges.

To color the turtle, I used G14, G17, G07 and G05. I again used Suede Shoes and Mardi Gras ink to color round the white edges of the turtle. I used these same colors on the sea plants and clams so there would be continuity through out the design. I used my Signol White Gel pen for the white dots on the coral and the Octopus’ legs.

I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! White embossing powder and Ink on 3 embossing ink. The sandy bottom is scrap card stock with Icing on the Cake ink blended on top of it. I also used Icing on the cake around the white edges of the plants.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!


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