Underwater Beauty

Hello! We have a day packed full of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today!

We have so many stunning samples to share with you leading up to Friday’s shows on Create and Craft TV.

Elina Strömberg is up first today…

Hi and Happy Wednesday,
Today I wanted to show you a tag project I made with Visible Image ‘Dare To Swim’ stamp set and Distress Inks. The base of my project was a white size 8 tag that had a nice bit glossy finish. Just perfect for some creative play with stamping and inking!

I started the project by stamping and heat embossing the jellyfish on the tag. Then I inked the entire tag with a few blue and green Distress inks and stamped the seagrass and fish school images with StazOn on top.

I wanted to highlight the beautiful jellyfish and the air bubbles by removing the ink from those. For that I used bleach: I took a Fantastix colouring/painting tool (a small brush would have done, too), dipped the top of it into bleach, and painted over the areas I wanted to remove the ink from. After waiting a few seconds I saw the magic happening: the bleached spots started turning white!When working with bleach you need to choose a stamping ink that tolerates the strong liquid. The technique works well with heat embossed images, and also StazOn allows you to paint over it without dissolving the stamped image. If you have not yet tried this technique I suggest you give it a try; I’m sure you’ll love it!

I removed the ink also from the seagrass, and re-colored the leaves with green ProMarkers. Also the jellyfish got back some colour and shadowing from my markers, as well as the tiny fish on top of the tag.

Before gluing down the stamped quote words I misted the entire tag gently with plain water. Loved the tiny bubble patterns it created!


Hope you like my tag!

For more information on the stamp set I used, please click on the picture below:

Wishing you a nice week, thanks for stopping by!

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