Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Mermaid and The Whale

Lea here, one of the new Design Team members, bringing you my first tutorial post!  The August kit is so yummy!

ATC's are very popular and an easy way to create small works of art to trade.  Lots of embellishments jam packed on this project!


August Kit -

Everything used except anchor, and all collage images.

Other Supplies:
Sakura of America Expressionist Oil Pastels
Helmar 450 Quick Drying Adhesive

1. For the background of this ATC, first use the light blue oil pastel stick and color thickly on a small area of the surface. Use your finger (the oils help move the creamy oil pastel) and move the color around to fill up the space. You may need to do this a couple times to fill the area. Also color the wood wave full strength with royal blue oil pastel.

Here is a picture of how you spread the oil pastel, this is from another project I created.NOTE: A light touch is all you need to spread the oil pastels. A bandaid or blending stub can be used as well.

2. Layout your design in the way you might want it to look. You can always change it as you create. I do many times!!

3.  Add royal blue oil pastel as the waves.  Color this like coloring book and just blend slightly.  Add some Glitter Paste in the background and on the bottom of the waves for foam.  Be sure to leave an area on the left side without glitter so you can collage the girl image.

4.  Cut out girl, and collage her to the ATC using adhesive.  Press from the center out to make sure image is smooth and completely flat on surface.

Adhere waves, frame box, and Whale.  Let adhesive set up.  With your finger edge the whale in Inka Gold (color is Silver).  Do not add Inka Gold to the whales nose unless you like that effect.

5.  Cut one of the buttons in half, and one half to create the water coming out of the blow hole.  Any heavy duty crafting scissors will work.  Those are floral wire scissors in the picture, but metal craft scissors or wire scissor should work.

6.  With the same scissors cut the "circle" shape off of the blue anchor.  Adhere to ATC and when dry add Glitter Paste.

7.   To finish the project, cut a small square and the film strip and adhere to the lower left of the girl.  On top of that adhere one of the roses - cut it off the strip with some tulle left.

Small works of art are just as relevant as big works of art.  Have fun experimenting and Playing!!!

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

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