Monday, 20 March 2017

Smooshed Sea

Christine Alexander (It's a Card Day's Night) and I spent yesterday at Loll Thompson's house playing with acrylic paints, small canvases, various techniques.  One of the techniques left a ton of paint on the craft table.  So we took various types of paper (watercolour, Bristol, cardstock, Yupo, etc.) and smooshed them in the leftover paint.  Here's a card made using one of my pieces:


I used a piece of Yupo to mop up a mixture of blue acrylic paint that had been spritzed with water.  I got a lovely background that seemed much like the sea.  So when I saw that the new Addicted to CAS challenge is "seaside", it seemed the perfect piece to incorporate into a seaside-themed card.

I stamped a very old PSX sentiment on it, trimmed it down, and added it to a white card base.  I had a leftover piece of sprayed cs (sprayed very appropriately with the Mr. Huey's spray called "Shell").  I cut the base of the shells out of the lighter spray area, and then the top outlines of the shells out of the more solid-coloured areas.  Glued them together and then attached to the card, and it was done.

I'm linking it up to Addicted to CAS:

and to CAS Mix-Up:


For CAS Mix Up, I have stamping, smooshing, and, for my choice, die cuts.

I hope you like it. 





Supplies:
Stamps - PSX
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white cs, Yupo
Size - A2
Accessories - blue acrylic paints, Elizabeth Craft Designs seashell dies, Mr. Huey's "Shell" spray



7 comments:

  1. What a great mopped up background and is perfect as the sea. Great sentiment and loving your card x

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  2. What a beautiful background that does look like the sea! Love the shells and that sentiment is perfect!

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  3. the background looks awesome, it reminds me of encaustic wax, just look at those ripples of acrylic paint.

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  4. Beautiful underwater sea smooshed background with acrylic paint leftovers...how fun Susan. Love your die cut shells and sentiment. All a perfect combo for your creative card. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  5. Gorgeous background Susan. It really does look like the sea. The layered shells are so pretty. xx

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  6. Your background is just perfect, and the card is beautiful :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - DT Ellenor

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  7. Your background is beautiful, Susan! I love how you placed the sea shells and your color combo is perfect for the seaside! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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