I wanted to play again in this month's Mixed Media Monthly challenge, and so I decided to create a underwater birthday card. This month their challenge is "around the house" meaning to find items around the house to use in our creations.
Can you guess which item I found in my house to use on this card? A pencil - I used the eraser end of the pencil to stamp some circles using gesso. I actually got this idea from a kids art project I saw on pinterest.
My new stamps from Just For Fun Rubberstamps are so perfect for these mixed media creations, and all the stamps I used here are from JFF. My background was mostly done using dylusions inks. I did use a honeycomb stencil, but it is really hard to tell. I also wiped a distress inkpad over the background to add a little extra interest.
The seahorses and seaweeds in the foreground were stamped onto watercolor paper and I used gelatos and a damp baby wipe for coloring. They were then fussy cut. Sentiment is also from JFF.
(all stamps by JFF)
dylusions inks, distress ink, archival ink
leafy flourish die (whimsy stamps)
mixed media card stock, watercolor paper
pencil for gesso circles
Playing along here:
Mixed Media Monthly - around the house
Mixed Media Cards - touch of nature