Seas the Day: July Papercraft Business Challenge

This month’s challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge is Ocean/Water. I’ve created this simple mermaid card. You can enter your own projects and possibly win the prize shown at the bottom of this post.

I began by using the My Favorite Things Cloud Mixables Stencil upside down to trace waves onto the bottom 2/3rd of the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” panel of white cardstock using a pencil. Above the last waveI used a ruler to create a horizon line. I stamped the Mermaid’s Tail just above the fist wave line. I also stamped the sentiment from the same set.

Using a BG15 Copic marker, I drew a line just below the pencil line to create the waves and erased the pencil line. Starting at the bottom I began coloring the waves. I colored the entire section first with BG15, the starting at the top of the wave I used BG49, BG45 and then BG15 again. While I did blend the colors, I did try to leave it a little streaky to add texture to the waves.

Next I colored the mermaid tail using V01, V06 and V09 Copic markers. Again I colored the entire tail with the lightest marker and then added the darkest to both sides to make it appear rounded. I blended that out with the medium color and then the lightest.

For the sunset, I used YR00, YR04, YR31 and YR15. I started at the horizon with YR00 coloring it halfway up but not filling it in entirely. I left this area very streaky. Next I used YR31 to fill in some of the some of the open areas and add streaky coloring to the remainder of the panel. I then added in YR04 about 2/3 of the way up and Y15 to the top 1/3. I continued to apply color until there was no white showing through, attempting to leave some of the streakyness throughout.

To finish the card I added white gel pen to the tail and shimmer pen pretty much everywhere. I the. Added dots of the the BG markers throughout the waves along with glimmer pen and white gel pen. I added Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard to the tops of the waves.

I hope you like the card and found the tutorial helpful. Don’t forget to enter your project for a chance to win the prize shown above. Thanks for visiting!

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