24 Apr 2016

Underwater Scene

Hi

The Weeks just seem to fly by these days I turned around and The Craft Barn have announced another letter in the Alpha Challenge I am trying to keep up with lol.

This time the letter is S and the twist is use a shell, well I immediately thought seaside......wish I was there.........but after reading through my dictionary I found the word Seaweed so I ran with it.
on my page I have included several S words......Seaweed, Seahorse, Shells in my Underwater Scene

Firstly I washed over the whole page with Aqua Tint Inks using lots of water, next I wiped over with a damp baby wipe to lighten areas. 
My stamps are from Sheena Douglas A Little Sketchy Range - I used 3 sets in all I will put all the details at the end of the post, using  2 different colours of Aqua tint Colour I painted them  onto the seaweed stamps they were quite wet and stamped I love the effect this gives and was really pleased with the resulting seaweed which really looks like it is under the water. 
I had to add a Seahorse to the scene as I adore these cute little animals they fascinate me and the male looks after the babies!!, would love to see one in real life.
The seahorse was inked up with distress inks peacock feathers and over stamped in vintage photo, there is one solid stamp and one detailed which is great for this effect.  The little fishes were stamped in vintage photo and with damp paint brush I moved the ink around the images.
Lastly I stamped the shells in distress paint -  fossilized amber and tea dye, there was a lot of paint on the image which I painted into  the shell shape which gave an opaque cover, dried this with heat gun and over stamped in vintage photo and spiced marmalade to give back the shell definition. The edges of the pages were inked with vintage photo, also the dictionary quote edges and the letter S which was firstly painted with the same distress paints and lastly there is a great quote stamp with the set and it just seemed to fit........

To discover a seashell is to discover a world of Imagination - Michelle Held

Phew hope you hung on in to the end lol,  this took longer to type than to make. I had great fun making my mixed media Art Journal page and am really pleased with the result, thinking I might make another one in a similar way but on canvas and hang in the bathroom I have just the space........

Many thanks for the lovely comments left on my last AJ page post everyone is appreciated very much.

I would also like to join in the following challenges



Ingredients used
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Stamps range, Hidden Stars - Seahorse, seaweed; Underwater Angels - Seaweed; Sea Shells.
Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint Inks -  Bright and Beautiful set;
Distress Inks - peacock feathers, vintage photo, spiced marmalade; Distress Paint - Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye;

'till next time

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic page! I love the underwater scene you've created with the seaweed and seahorses. Great colours!

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  2. Lovely page, and great colour. Good to see you around again, thans for your visit on my blog. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Your seaweed really is much more than fabulous! I LOVE how it looks! What a great background it makes for any water art. Great page!

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  4. A fabulous page Maggie. The seaweed looks amazing, and I love seahorses. My daughter used to have a pair in her sea tank.

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  5. That gorgeous blue of your sea scene caught my eye!

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  6. I was really impressed with how easily you met this challenge with its shell twist. I adore the underwater scene and, when I enlarged the page, it was even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made it, too.

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  7. A beautiful scene. I love the seaweed and the gorgeous colours.

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  8. What a great mixed media project. I love those colors! Thank so much for joining us this week at As You Like It Challenge!

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  9. Great watery feel to your page - perhaps I need to hold my breath!

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  10. A beautiful underwater scene and gorgeous colours x

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  11. The technique for the seaweed is very effective, they look so real, in fact yes this could be under water... Great scene.

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  12. Fab underwater scene, beautiful seahorse and colours! xx

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  13. Beautiful page. Love how you composed the scene and the colours you've used :)

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  14. you're right the effect on the seaweed is cool, it looks blurry as it would when you look underwater, also like the school of fish.

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  15. Looks really lovely. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Hugs! Mojca

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  16. Oh this is just so lovely! Thanks for playing along with AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

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  17. Lots of lovely underwater Ss... The seaweed looks so brilliantly fluid and watery - a great effect with the Aqua Tints - and I love the shoal of silvery fish too. What a great page.
    Alison x

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  18. Fabulous page. You have captured the movement on the seabed perfectly.

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