Today, I have another card made with the new archival ink available to purchase September 1 in the Holiday Catalog. This time, I used Basic Black Archival ink along with my From Land to Sea stamp set. This is a perfect stamp set to watercolor, so I thought I’d test out this new ink a little further.
Have you ever seen the movie Strange Brew? It’s an old movie from the ’80s that my husband loves, and there’s a great line that Rick Morains says when he’s trying to pursade someone with donuts … “It’s A Jelly.” When I first saw the From Land to Sea stamp set, I thought of that line and how perfect it would be to make my husband a jellyfish birthday card.
I stamped the jellyfish first with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper. This paper is great for watercoloring! You can use it just like watercolor paper, yet it has the advantage of having a nice, smooth surface so it’s easy to get a clean stamped image.
I used lots of water in my Aqua Painters to add multiple layers of color (Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder for the jellyfish.) As you can see, the Basic Black Archival ink did not bleed at all! When I was done watercoloring, I added white highlights with a Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen.
For the ocean background, I started by adding a light layer of Tempting Turquoise with my Aqua Painter. Once it dried, I added Gorgeous Grunge in Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay inks. Finally, I added some more color using sponges and Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point inks.
Here’s a little closer look at the watercoloring of the jellyfish.
To finish the card, I added a greeting from Endless Birthday Greetings. I also added a little strip of Bohemian Designer Washi Tape, as well as some Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine and some Basic Black Candy Dots.
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