I am doing the Glad Wrap Technique with Brusho and because it looks a lot like underwater to me, I've chosen to combine it with the lovely Magical Mermaid stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.
I taped some Shimmery white card to a cutting mat and stamped the mermaid image in Archival Black to give me an idea of where I should aim my colour crystals. Then I liberally washed water over the page (except for the mermaid) and started sprinkling with Prussian Blue Brusho crystals on the lower half of the paper. Next I added some Moss Green and finally plenty of Yellow towards the top and throughout the taped area. Then to create some really interesting texture in your background, simply scrunch up some Cling Wrap and lay it on the card. Leave it for as long as you can to get more definite patterning (at least 30 minutes) but today I left mine for just a few minutes resulting in the patterning being quite subtle.
I stamped the mermaid again on another piece of Shimmery White and coloured her with the fabulous new Alcohol markers - Stampin' Blends, cut her out and adhered her with Fast Fuse. I love the way the background looks like coral and light filtering through the water.
You can see some of the shimmer of the paper against the darker areas of colour. I added a greeting from the Magical Mermaid stamp set and attached it to the card using dimensionals. The ribbon is the Whisper White Organza Ribbon that has been coloured with the Dark Night of Navy Blend. This is a simple and quick way to get ribbon matching your project.
Using the Brusho water colour crystals and colouring with the Stampin' Blends make a great combination as they both have quite intense colour. I can see all sorts of critters, coral, reeds etc in this background and hope that the technique excites you to try something similar.
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