When I saw this card (video) on the Lawn Fawn youtube channel, I wanted to do something similar. Flipping through my stamp sets I found the Critters in the sea and thought to myself how beautiful would it be to have dancing dolphins in the moonlight! I searched the internet for some images as my inspiration. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to execute my idea but definitely wanted to give it a try; and let’s just say I’m so pleased with my work
I used the idea from the video to use a contact paper as the mask. So I cut out a circle using my nestabilities. Adhered it to watercolor cardstock. Also ut out a rectangle and masked the water. Then went to town with Broken China, Faded jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. Sponged them to create the night sky. After the sky, removed the mask for water and now masked the sky. Using distress inks to watercolor created the water. The inks used were chipped sapphire and dusty concord. Some of the color seeped through the mask (yes the video mentions that the contact paper is not a good enough mask for water coloring). So I created some tree silhouettes to cover that up. Once the water was done, removed the mask for the moon. Using weathered wood watercolored here and there for the moon. The dolphins were stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using weathered wood. Created the splashes and the stars using a white gel pen. Must say that the gel pen doesn’t do a very good job on a watercolor paper. Or maybe mine is just too old.
- Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
- Watercolor paper, Distress inks, White gel pen, memento tuxedo black ink