Lately I've been trying as many new techniques as possible, this one gave me the most trouble when I thought it would be simple. Shaker boxes, Ugh!
I started out with a plan and picked out all my stamps, inks and stencils, then straight to work. The end result is better than I thought but getting there was a nightmare, LOL! I had to replace the Acetate 3 times because of problems I was having with the sequins getting stuck in the background images. Finally I got some micro beads and that did the trick.
This is the end result. I just fell in love with these cute little guys and had to find a way to use them all.
Imaginisce Snag'em Stamps Blowfish, Crab, Dolphin and Octopus
Simon Says Wave Stencil #SSST121357
Deep Red (Water droplets background stamp)
Ranger/Dylusions # DYR37798 Ocean Backgrounds
Ranger/Dylusions Spray Inks (London Blue and Calypso Teal)
Ranger #12 DYR47308 mixed media tags
Ranger distress ink
ColorBox Frost White pigment ink
Gelly Roll glitter pens
Hero Arts gems
Beader's Paradise Micro Beads
Penny Black #30-358 Happy Snippets
Martha Stewart punch
First I started with the mixed media tag. I sprayed it with water, then two different colors of ink, sopping up the excess ink with a roll of paper towels. I cut it down to 5x7 because I knew I would need a larger area for the stamped images and the background pieces. I placed the wave stencil over the background and sprayed with water, let it sit for a few seconds then rolled the paper towels over it to pull some of the ink out. I did this twice to cover the entire background. With my water droplets stamp and the frost white ink pad I stamped bubbles onto the background, and a few fish from my ocean backgrounds. I set that aside.
Using the Oceans backgrounds set I stamped coral and seaweed on another tag and colored them with my Dylusions inks. I have water brushes filled with every color ink. Then I fussy cut them out and added them to my background.
I then stamped the Blowfish and others on 110lb card stock and used a paint brush to apply Miskit to the eyes, flowers, fins and spots on each of the images, and let it dry for 5 min; when the Miskit was dry I used Ranger distress inks and blender tool to color the images. I rubbed the Miskit off and used the Gelly Roll pens to color in the flowers, Fins and spots. I fussy cut them out and edged each with a black marker to make them pop.
Two layers of dimensional adhesive, the acetate and some 110lb card stock around the edges, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the top and used Vintage Photo distress ink over the edges. I stamped the sentiment and added the gems. My fish tank shaker box card is finally done. It was a lot of work but well worth it. Not bad for a first try, I think.
I will be entering this card in these challenges:
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