A Sea Turtle's Journey - Ink Smooshing

Ink Smooshing paper splatter Water Coloring

Hi everyone! It's Colleen and I'm happy to be here with you today sharing a fun and colorful card using items from the April release!!! Today I'll be using A Sea Turtle's Journey stamp, Signature Quotes: The Sea sentiment stamp, and Liquid Splatters in Yellow Sunshine. I'll also be using existing Liquid Splatters in Blue Turquoise and Purple Lilac. 

This stamp set is so detailed, and you don't need to add much to these turtles to make a great card! There are 2 large turtles and 2 small ones (Mama and baby!) to the stamp set along with some lovely sentiments.  

The first step was to create a wash of color that looks like the ocean - I'm going the abstract route here because I'm not great with scenes! I placed some teal-colored reactive ink onto my glass media matt, sprayed water over it, and then placed a piece of watercolor cardstock over the inked area, moving the paper around slightly. Then I dried the ink and repeated the process until I got the coverage I wanted. This technique is called Ink Smooshing and it's FANTASTIC! 

Next, I stamped a large and small turtle into each corner of the inked-up card panel in permanent black ink. Picket Fence Studios has a wonderful permanent black ink and it's become my favorite go-to for coloring and water coloring! I had to stamp the turtles a few times because of the watercolor paper, but I got a great image! Then I water colored over the turtles with Liquid Splatters in Purple, Green, and the new Yellow. Then I splattered those same watercolors over the entire panel. These liquid watercolors are sooooo versatile and vibrant!

Once everything dried, I trimmed the panel down, placed it over a slightly larger black card panel, and placed both onto a white card base. Then I finished with a sentiment from the new Signature Quotes: The Sea!

I love how the teal color in the background looks like water, and the splatters add just the perfect touch!  To shop the products used in this post, click on the description of the product in the first paragraph of this post. Thanks for stopping by!



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