Is Summer Here Yet?

April 11, 2021

Is Summer Here Yet?

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s stamp set named, Pool Piggies. Yes, I know it's a summery set but I'm just looking forward to the lazy days of summer.


I also was inspired by my friend Amanda, who created a fun ocean view and I wanted to pull out a technique that I've used before to create the ocean. She used copic markers but I'm using distress inks here because they are just cheaper to use. I inked up a card panel using various brown and blue distress inks. Since they are water reactive, I took a water brush pen and created wavy lines and it picked up the ink color, moving it around a bit. 

Then, I took a white pen from Pear Blossom Press' Essential Gel Pens and added white lines to the ocean to emphasize waves. To bring it up a notch, I also pulled out some white gouache and added them to the white lines. 
I just love how it looks and creates an almost realistic look to the beach! 
 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get inspired to create. Come back again soon for more inspiration and ideas! Happy Crafting! 

 



Leave a comment


Also in Gerda Steiner Designs

Smile! You've got Happy mail!
Smile! You've got Happy mail!

January 14, 2022

Continue Reading

Monster Love Valentines Day Card
Monster Love Valentines Day Card

January 12, 2022

Hello and welcome, it’s Karen here today. I’m sure you already know that there’s a

Continue Reading

Valentine Penguins - Ink Blending Sky
Valentine Penguins - Ink Blending Sky

January 09, 2022

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s

Continue Reading