Hey peeps. It’s Brea Reese Pirate Friendly Sea on the blog today. I’m back to share a really cool alcohol technique using Brea Reese Alcohol inks. Last Thursday was International Pirate Day and I was meaning to post this card then, however I had a family emergency to take care of so it’s a little late. I loved how this card turned out and it was so easy to do. Here’s how my pirate friendly sea came together.
To start I trimmed down a piece of Brea Reese waterproof paper to 4.25 x 5.50 size. Starting with the lightest blue color (Ocean Green) and blending solution I swirl the two colors together across the bottom half of the paper. Once I had the desired effect, I hit it with my heat tool to dry that layer. Next I came in with the next shade of blue (Lake Blue) and blending solution to create my second layer. I used a paint brush to keep the color right below the first color. I don’t want this two colors to blend right now. Again, once my desired effect was achieved I hit it with my heat tool. For the last layer, I directed the darkest blue (Prussian Blue) and blending solution towards the bottom of the paper. Moving the color with my paint brush again to keep the color flowing.
Now it was time to create the waves, I used a q-tip loaded with blending solution and worked the back and forth across the paper for definition and movement. This was super easy to do. You get lovely waves with this technique. Now that everything was looking the way I wanted, I drew in the white highlight waves with a white gelly roll pen. The water was complete and I moved on to work on the sun and clouds. Using a q-tip soaked in Cadmium yellow alcohol ink I drew on my son. I heat set it so I could move onto the clouds and sky. I poured a few drops of ocean green ink onto a paper towel and started dotting on the blue background making sure to keep some white areas. This way my clouds would have very soft edges. I love how this panel turned out.
To finish off my card I stamped and colored a pirate ship from the Pink and Main Pirate Critters stamp set. I also stamped out a sentiment from this set and glued it to the background. For added dimension, I popped up my ship with foam take. The waterproof paper is very thin, so I placed a piece of fun foam behind it for stability and glued it to a white card panel. This wavy card background is just perfect!! Here is a closeup of the water.
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