Sunday, July 7, 2013

Under the sea

Hi everyone! A new month and a new theme at Craft a Scene, 'Under the Sea'. This was a bit of a challenge for me, because I don't have many fish and underwater stamps.

To create an underwater feeling I used a favourite of mine, a dry embossed acetate card. If you have never tried to emboss acetate or a transparency, try it out, it is a really cool effect. Here are some more examples: Clear Pop-Up card, Clear card, and Clear Thistle Card.  Before embossing, the acetate was stamped with a grass stamp, using Citrus and Juniper Adirondack dabber. Always clean your stamps immediately after stamping with paint. When the paint was dry, I embossed the front with a Sizzix bubble folder that worked really well for an underwater scene.

The fish were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink, which is waterproof, on watercolour paper. I watercoloured them with Distress Inks, smeared on my craft sheet and lightly misted with Perfect Pearls, for shine. The fish were adhered behind the acetate and I placed a sentiment and some fun bubble jewel accents on the front.

Just another photo to show you the embossing better.

Thank you for looking! I hope you will join us this week and travel under the sea.

Happy stamping!


Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; acetate
Embossing folder: Sizzix/Hero Arts: Christmas Words & Dots set
Stamps: Hero Arts: My Words CL695, Fish and Shells CL486, Earth Flowers CL428
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink; Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves
Paint: Adirondack: Juniper, Citrus

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anna-Karin
    this is so very clever it really does look like an under water scene really stunning


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