I stamped the image of Kelp on watercolour paper using Archival Inks in 3 colours – Sap Greek, Watering Can and Cobalt.
The next step was to add the background. For that I used the Sea Bubbles stamp set. I stamped it in various colours of Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Pine Needles and Salty Ocean. I used next generation stamping. Using a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp off my ink I then stamped the image onto my panel.
I used the same colours of DI to create my water world background. Among the Kelp leaves I added an air bubblearound the stamped fish. At first I coloured the bubble using multiple colours to make it look like a soap bubble, but later changed my mind.
I then added some shine to the fish. For this I used Inka Gold in – Steel blue, Emerald and Jade green. I also brightened the Coral adding white gel pen highlights.
Here you can see the colourful shine on the fish.
I did not stamp the Kelp using black Ink, so I used Fine Line Drawing Pen 0,1 by Letraset to make the outline sharper.
I decided the seaweeds lacked colourand also in certain places they need brightening (here I used white Gelly Roll)
After making those changes, I used some watercolour pencils to add shading.
I then decided, that the bubble with the fish was too soapy and had no chance of surviving in the sea water. My decision was to use some DI Pumice Stone and sponge it on the edges, masking off the bubble.
This is how the final version of the bubble turned out. To finish up I also darkened the outside of the bubble to make it come forward a little more and I used some white Gelly Roll for the highlights.
I then used some Memento dye inks in Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk to darken the border around my panel. The bright center and darkened edges make the main piece pop more.
At first I used some Inka Gold in Emerald, Steel blue and Turquise, but I was not entirely sattisfied with the result. That is why I then used Memento Ink to minimalize the metallic effect. You can see the changes here:
I love my new stamps from Designs By Ryn! I already cannot wait to start working on another card. I have so many ideas and visions in my head, some perhaps hard to put on paper, but how inspiring!
I hope I managed to inspire you in some way and I hope we will see each other again soon. Whenever you are ready for some more inspiration!
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Have a nice day,