It's theme week at As You See It this week and it's one I'm sure you'll enjoy. Beaches. Who doesn't love the beach?
I've been spoiled in the beach department by our recent holiday to Samoa: beach perfection! The water is so crystal clear you can see everything on the ocean floor and you can snorkel straight off the beach.
The challenge was a great opportunity to get out a recent acquisition from the 2019 Annual Catalogue, Seaside Notions. It was also a chance to try out a new technique that I'd seen used by my Colour Inkspiration team mate, Leonie Stuart, who had seen the idea by Elodie Tanchaud (sorry, couldn't find a blog to link to for her).
This involved creating an inky background, stamping then using bleach to lift colour from the images.
The inky background was created by smooshing Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock onto watercolour paper. The images of the seahorse, coral and shell were inked on using Stazon. I used an aqua painter dipped in household bleach to lift the colour from them. I left a little more colour in parts of the seahorse to give him some depth.
The final step was to mask the shell and coral then use the 'sand' stamp in Pretty Peacock to help ground the images. Once the sentiment was in place I used some of the new faceted dots in Pretty Peacock to draw the eye towards it.
How do you see this challenge? We'd love to have you show us and you have the next fortnight to share in with us. You can see what the rest of the design team have done here.
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