Wednesday, May 27, 2015

View From Tintagel

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 layout for Gina's Designs.  I remember when I took this photo I was thinking how beautiful the view was.  This is where,according to legend, King Arthur built his castle. 
There are a lot of stories about mermaids in the ocean around Cornwall,both here on the north shore, and on the southern coast.
Gina's Designs has a variety of pieces you can use in your beachy creations. I thought the shells and mermaid fit the theme of the page.
All the chipboard is coated with gesso. I put on a layer of modeling paste on the mermaid with a palette knife. I smoothed it out with my finger until the paste looked streaky. I wanted it to look as if streams of water were going by. I painted her with a mix of Lindys Stamp Gang,Twinkling H20's, and regular watercolors. I dry brushed on layers of silver, gold, and blue Lumiere acrylic paint to pick up the texture. I patted on perfect pearls.  
The sand dollar on the upper right has on gold mica powder mixed with a drop of water.
The rest of the items have modeling paste on them.
The sand dollar to the left of the photo is painted the same way as the other one. 
The scallop has a mix of  a Lindy's pink and a little yellow color, some blue on top, silver mica powder, and gold embossing powder. The starfish is the same, but I didn't put the gold on.
The background is watercolor over gesso and modeling paste. I tried to show water moving with the curves of the stencils, and  the pearl flourishes. I put on crackle paint, micro beads, dry embossing powders, and distress glitter to add more texture.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Gina's Products Used:

Papers by My Mind's Eye, Prima,and Graphic 45
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Perfect Pearls
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Winsor and Newton Watercolors
Prima Pearl Flourishes
Distress Crackle Paint
Swarovski crystals
Stampendous Embossing Powder in Jeweled Gold
Distress Glitter
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Linen

1 comment:

  1. WOW WOW WOW! Melissa!!!! All I can say is that you definitely did great on this one! You accomplished the look of water passing over the mermaid...WOW! The colors are fabulous and I enjoyed reading your blog and the legend of King Arthur! COOL! I see that you got the circle die! It and everything else look fantastic! Great job!