Thursday, October 11, 2018

How To Make A Lovely Watercolored Mermaid

This watercolored mermaid card is as lovely as it is easy to make. The watercolors were painted in pastels and dried to an attractive chalky finish. Fussy cut waves flow around this water beauty and fade away into the background. The quote reminds us to 
~ Always Be A Mermaid ~
 The first step in making this card was stamping and embossing the mermaid. I chose watercolor paper and clear embossing powder. The heat embossing defines borders that hold the watercolors in.
 Water pens are a most universal tool and provide the just-right amount of water color for the pan of color. When painting the tail I went over all of it in the light blue. When that had dried I went back over it and added bright colors to a few scales. The hair was done very carefully, with drying time between each additional color.
 I stamped the center of the card base with waves in a light grey ink. I dotted the mermaid with Best Glue Ever and placed her at the center. I left the tip of her tail free to curl over the wave.
 The waves are stamped and then heat embossed with white embossing powder on grey cardstock.
 I fussy cut the waves and added a stripe of Best Glue Ever to adhere craft foam.
 Quick drying time and then a layer of Best Glue Ever on the craft foam prepared the waves for placement on the card.
 The sentiment is stamped in purple ink and heat embossed with clear powder.
"Always Be Yourself,
Unless you can be a mermaid, them
Always be a Mermaid"
 One final layer of Best Glue Ever adheres the base to the 4x6" card blank.
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