So once I started using my new set from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine I couldn’t stop myself making even more Mermaid cards. I loved the idea of her hiding and when I looked through the papers that are also included as part of the free gift I knew this seaweed design would work perfectly.
I stamped using silver ink on white as I wanted the ink to be as subtle as possible and by the time I had coloured her in the ink looked more like fant pencil markings. I first coloured using ordinary cheap crayons.
I then carefully foiled detail on her tail and as it dried I set to work with my gel pens to add more vibrant colouring using my white pen to blend.
I cut out the hole to be irregular so that it seemed to follow the edges of some of the bolder seaweeds on the paper. I used another stamped mage to check the fit as my mermaid was still drying and I didn’t want to smudge the pens. I decided to add back in two seaweeds as there was too much space in the hole I had cut.
I decided that only having the tail foiled looked too out of place so i highlighted two scales by foiling them with the same foil. I am very pleased with my bright card but wish I had thought to put blue paper behind the mermaid isntead of having the white of the card showing through.