Friday, 28 May 2021

Molly’s makeover

Today, Molly has had a mermazing makeover for Daring Cardmakers. Jenny has set our challenge and as May is apparently the month of mermaids, she’d like to see these mythical creatures inspiring our cards. 

So, Molly thought it would be fun to dress up for the occasion. She found some sea-inspired colours in her eyeshadow palette, created a seaweed tangle wig, a coronet of shells and pearls and finally projected some fish, seaweed and bubbles onto a watery background. 

Molly’s streaming hair is created with hot glue with various shades of Perfect Pearls brushed over (I used black glue as it creates a lovely effect when you put mica powders over the top). I used blue and green metallic gel pens to add some finer lines between the ribbons of glue. Copic markers, various inks, glitter, pearl pen and Glossy Accents make this a genuinely mixed media makeover for Molly!

I’m also playing again at Lost Coast Designs where the current challenge theme is “under the sea”. 

Stamps:
Molly (Beeswax Stamps)
Under the Sea (Darkroom Door)
Seaside (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
Antique Engravings (Hero Arts, retired)

Paper:
Bristol board 

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Hero Arts shadow ink (Soft Granite)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger (Cracked Pistachio)

Other:
Hot glue (black)
Perfect Pearls (shades of green and blue, I lost track!)
Copic markers 
Glossy Accents
Pearl Pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)
Metallic gel pens (blue and green)
Fibres stencil (Visible Image)
White paint pen by Posca
Glamour Dust (Crystal)
Corner Chomper 




4 comments:

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, so full of beautiful detail - I love the hot glue hair! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Waverunner said...

Wow! This is cool!
I never even heard of black glue before!

She is very elegant looking :)
hugs Margot

Laurie said...

This is really lovely, from the image that you used to the underwater color palette. Love how you have adorned the mermaid with shells and starfish. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

ionabunny said...

Wow!!! Wow!!! Hot glue hair! Who knew??!! This is gorgeous. I have some sparkly hot glue sticks but never heard of black. This is such a gorgeous card Joanne. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz