Hey guys, I wanted to share a layout I did using Scrappin Happy Studio's new Mermaid Flairs! These are so cute and the colors are amazing! Jenny (the owner of the shop) makes all of her flairs by hand and does special orders so if you are working on a layout or a card and want that extra pop or personalization for that special someone...just ask and she would be happy to do it!
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Now, on to the layout! I started with some Oxide inks, using some water and the paint brush technique to bring this water color background to life. I'm not going to lie, I've tried this several times and most of them turned out to be disasters! I really had to take my time and really work with the water and colors to get the look I was going for.
After using clear Gesso on my white card stock paper and let completely dry, I dabbed the inks on to wax paper, - a cheap trick of mine that I use for mixed media stuff and just regular glueing down stuff. Dollar store score! The clean up is easy and you can use one piece several times depending on how messy you are! I applied the ink to the wax paper (one color at a time) I spritz with water and started dipping my paint brush and adding small amounts of both water and paint to the paper. Once I got one color the way I wanted it I moved on to the other colors. Using this technique you have to be careful not to move the paper around too much or you will get a drip effect which isn't what I was going for.
I ended up stamping the background with a "fishing net" using Pearl White powder and Versacolor White Pigment ink, it's very faint but in the right light you can see it and it looks amazing. I pulled all of the ephemera items I wanted to use, added some wood veneer sea life, some mermaid stickers (dollar store score) and some cut aparts from one of my pages in a paper pad and stamped and fussy cut some little mermaids. Added my picture (backing it with velum paper that I inked in a sea foam blue and added some Nuvo drops and making sure I left room at the bottom for journaling and BAM! The finished layout!
I hope you like the layout and the cute Mermaid Collection from Scrappin Happy Studios! Don't forget to click HERE for the chance to win $50 (Open on Wednesday 11/27/2019 ONLY so hurry)
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