As mentioned in previous posts, I'm doing the ICAD challenge this year. I have a bunch of backgrounds all ready to go and grabbed a pretty blue and green one. Sadly, I don't have a picture of what I started with, but trust me when I say it was pretty. :) I was hoping I could get it to show through some tissue so stamped my mermaid on the tissue first with the intent of coloring her in with alcohol markers and letting the tissue kind of bleed into the background by ripping it around the image and gluing it on.
Um...yeah. Kind of blurry and meh. That's okay. I decided to stamp the mermaid on the background in a deep teal so the detail would show through the tissue. After I stamped I dabbed on some mat medium to adhere the tissue to the image and...
Damn! Dylusions are reactive. I forgot the background was Dylusions sprays. And trying to get the tissue to fit perfectly over the stamped image = One Hot Mess. Time to regroup.
I nixed the whole tissue idea and re-stamped over the background image...imperfectly as it turns out. I decided to make her stand out with some white pen highlights (well, stand out and camouflage the not-quite matching stamping). Still meh. What to do? I pulled out my trusty ol' metallic blue gel pen (which I haven't used in YEARS). Hey...pretty... shiny... it works!
My mermaid is funky. This whole process was certainly funky. AND I was forced to improvise and just go with the flow. A good day in the studio after all. Yay!