Friday, 27 May 2016

Awash With Whales

Morning and Welcome back. Today's project is something different for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, a little bit of mixed media.

I started off by embossing some watercolour card with a 5 x 7 Textures Embossing folder from Crafters Companion, it was the Dry Stone Wall Pattern. Using Chalkboard Comic Shimmer Chalk Paint I rubbed over the embossed area to highlight the bricks and set this aside to dry.

I decided to use one of Leonie's stamps as a whales fin, I stamped it onto watercolour card using a Versafine Ink Pad (Blue Lagoon). When this was dry I used the Brother Scan n Cut to give a 5 mm border around it.

Using the reverse side of a canvas, I painted it using a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Paints, Chalkboard and Slate Grey.

I cut away a section of the stone wall background and secured the whales fin to simulate that it was breaking through the gap.

I created the illusion of flowing water and texture with strips of Modroc, soaked in water, then screwed up and manipulated to adhere to the canvas. Once the Modroc had completely set I painted it using Paperartsy Chalkpaint's, Beach Hut and Limelight. I added some white Gesso to small areas and also flicked some over the frame of the canvas to simulate sea foam. I applied some small accents of Shimmer by using Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Paste in Ocean Teal from Creative Expressions and Tim Holtz Stickles (Ice Blue).

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been sharing. I hope you will be back again soon. I do want to say a massive thank you for your support and for all of the lovely comments that you are leaving for me and my projects. I really appreciate it and it means a great deal to hear when people do like the items I share. Take care xx


  1. Love this,it has real movement and depth. Beautiful colours too.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Fantastic Nick you are bed g brave again stepping out of your comfort zone. Great use of Leonie's wings they do look like a whales tail. Love the sea foam. Hugs Janet xxx

    1. Thank you Janet, It was great fun for me too.xx

  3. Sorry need to read text before sending lol should be . Being brave.

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  6. A fabulous mixed media project Nick xx