Tuesday, June 8, 2021


It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

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Other Products Used:
Watercolor Paper by Strathmore®
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Deep Red, Scarlet Red, Oatmeal, Persian Green, Prussian Blue, Dark Brown Zig® Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake
Ivory Black, Raw Sienna, Brown Ochre, Golden Brown, and Terracotta Watercolour Pencils by Derwent
Yellow Ochre, Brown Ochre, Brick Red, Red, Teal, and French Blue Kimberly Watercolor Pencils by General's® Pencils
Yellow and blue cardstock
Charms from my stash
Stamping Platform
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
.1 Black Multiliner by Copic®
Needle and Black Thread

Notes and Instructions:
I haven't played around with watercolors in ages, so I decided to get out my watercolor pencils and use them with Brusho Crystal Colors and Elements Dye Ink Pads by Lavinia Stamps.

I first chose the colors I wanted to use to color the image. I added water to four little containers, then shook a small amount of Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Crimson, Sea Green Brusho Crystal Colors into each container. The more crystals you use the deeper the color. 
  1. Use a stamping platform and Jet Black Archival ink to stamp the image onto watercolor paper.  Re-ink and stamp if needed .
  2. Brush diluted Cobalt Blue Brusho Crystal Color to create the sky around the boat. 
  3. Press the lid of the Sahara Elements Dye Ink Pad into the pad, use a wet paint brush to pick up the ink on the lid, and paint the "sand" under the boat. 
  4. Use watercolor pencils to lightly color the boat, sea, tidal pools, and the background. then blend using a waterpen or a paint brush and diluted Brushos to blend. You can always deepen the color by lightly touching the tip of the watercolor pencil with a wet waterpen or brush. Similarly, you can lighten the color by using plain water on your brush and/or dabbing the color away with a clean paper towel.
  5. Use Mermaid Elements Dye Ink to deepen the color of the tidal pools if desired.
  6. Score around the image, then tear along the score lines.
  7. Further distress the edges with scissor blade. 
  8. Mat the image panel with red cardstock and set aside.
  9. Use magnets to secure yellow cardstock and the Marlene's World Stencil/Mask BM16 to the STAY-tion.
  10. Brush Sahara Elements Dye Ink over the stencil onto the yellow cardstock.
  11. Trim the stenciled yellow cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75", and edged with the same ink.
  12. Adhere the image panel to the stenciled background paper.
  13. Use a fine point pen to extend the anchor rope.
  14. Use black thread and a needle to attach the anchor and compass charms to the card front.
  15. Adhere the cardfront to a 5" x 7" blue card.
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