Hello everyone, I have another watery sample to show you today, using the Steampunk Funk Fish and Steampunk Sea World stamp sets, currently on offer as Stamp of the Month sets at Chocolate Baroque.
I started my sample by stamping the seashell edge from the Seaside Dreams
stamp set near the bottom of my background, but splitting it in half,
and stamping a piece on either side of the page. I also created a mask
of the image, and covered the original stamped image with the mask. I
then stamped the octopus from the Steampunk Funk Fish stamp plate in
between the two images, and masked that image as well. I stamped the
seaweed edge slightly higher up the page in the middle, and then a piece
on each side, to create a continuous run behind the first set of
images, and masked these as well.
I used some Splash Inks, which I diluted and blended to get
the colours that I wanted, and then coloured the background, using a
turquoise for the sea area, and an ochre colour for the sand. I added
extra interest to the sea area by sponging Peacock Feathers Distress Ink through a
Crafter's Workshop stencil to create a bubble effect. I stamped several fish onto adhesive
labels and coloured these with water colour pencils, and also stamped a
few more directly onto the background. I chose to stamp these background fish with blue
ink, so that they appeared to fade into the background slightly, toning
the colours down on these fish as well.
I removed the masks from the images on the sea bed, and coloured these
with watercolour pencils, blending the colours with a waterbrush. I
added a stamp from the Nature Fragments stamp set along the edges for a bit of extra funky seaweed.