Masterpieces with Mimi: Seashore Scene
Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.
Today Mimi shares with us how she created this beautiful summertime seashore scene.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps (4365K Delicate Branches, 40-289 Soft Whisper, 40-376 Winged Beauty), Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers (Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Black Soot), Tombow Dual Brush Pens (N25, N57, N79, N15), Fine Point Pen (Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V7), Fabriana Watercolor Cardstock (100% Cotton, 140 Lbs., Hot Pressed)
STEP 1: Using N79, ink a tree stump. Make sure you do not touch the branches with the pen. Spray with water and stamp. Repeat using N57, overlapping and off setting. Repeat technique with N25. This will give the illusion of an old fence stump.
Step 1 Note: Here are the three prints with the various colors mentioned above. If you print the three left prints close together, side by side, you will obtain the stump on the right.
STEP 2: Repeat the above technique for the other two stumps. Keep in mind that they are further away, thus getting smaller. Color the last one to appear weather beaten.
STEP 3: Wet the water area, and, using Distress Ink Reinkers (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Peeled Paint), add paint color as shown. Use Antique Linen Reinker to make the shore line and blend a little with the blue. This will give the illusion of water over sand. Let dry. Once dry, with a wet paintbrush, go over the stumps to smooth the contours.
STEP 4: Masking the card as shown, stamp the bird and the vine giving the illusion of a climbing vine. Use Black Soot Distress Ink for both.
STEP 5: Wet the cardstock at the stumps’ base. Using Antique Linen Reinker, paint the sand in that area. While the cardstock is wet, using Black Soot Distress Ink (HIGHLY diluted with water) to create shadows on top of the Antique Linen sand area. Stamp the top part of Delicate Branches using Black Soot Distress Ink pad, creating the twigs in the sand.
STEP 6: Using the fine tip black pen, draw the barbed wire fence.
STEP 7: To create the light effect/reflection in the water, use the tip of an Exacto knife to scratch the paint off. This same technique was used for the waves over the sand.
STEP 8: Trim watercolor panel and mount to card. Et Viola!
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- 4365K Delicate Branches
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- 40-376 Winged Beauty
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