My mermaid lives in a giant oyster!! I had a lot of fun making this shape card and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it. Let’s check it out.
The oyster is a stamp from the Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp set, but it’s not big. So I stamped it on a piece of white scrap paper, scanned it, resized and printed on watercolor paper. I learnt this technique from the Hero Arts Blog many years ago. It really is a great way to stretch your stamp. Below is a photo showing the original stamping (small image on the left), and the enlargement.
For some reason the printing was not very dark like the part of the pearl; I suspect that it’s due to the enlargement. So I darken the image with a waterproof black pen before I watercolored it, then it’s hand cut. I used the shape to trace and hand cut the back panel, creased at the left, and glued the two together. I stamped and watercolored the mermaid, the corals, and star fish, and die cut using the matching cutting dies. And I adhere them onto my card. And embellished with an art pearl. To add shine to I coated some area with Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up.
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- Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp
- Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Frame Cut
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
- Wink of Stella Clear