Finding Dory…

WE FOUND HER!! Well at least in paper form anyway!

Yesterday I was honoured to have been asked to do my first Disney’s Finding Dory shows in Create & Craft TV. I’ve been guesting Disney shows since last year, from Mickey to Frozen, Princesses to Winnie the Pooh, but Finding Dory just might be a favourite of mine.

So today I wanted to share with you how I created the background to one of my card demonstrations. I had so much fun creating watery themed backgrounds, and enjoyed having an excuse to play.

Firstly, I masked off a panel on my card base, wide enough to accommodate the width of my distress ink pad. I used reposition able/removable tape for this, and overlapped the ends onto my mat to help it stay in place whilst working on it. I was using a green called Peeled Paint. I dragged the inked a couple of times down the masked panel to give almost full coverage.  I then used a turquoise bee called Peacock Feathers and blended in with a brush, over the areas that still had white showing through.

img_2303Once I was happy with the colour, I lightly spritzed the panel with water. I was not concerned about getting water on the white, unlinked areas of my card, because it will dry clear anyway.

I also took the entire top off the water mister and flicked some larger droplets onto the panel. Within a few seconds, we could see the colour changing under the water drops!

I waited almost a minute before pressing a clean kitchen towel onto the wet panel. I only held it down, rather than rubbing it, to soak up any excess water, and also, this lifted up some of the ‘dissolved’ ink too…

And TA-DA!!!!!
 

I then carefully removed the masking tape and set it aside to dry!

Now my background was complete, it was time to play with the Disney Finding Dory dies and Colourful Creations pads. I love how accurately the dies cut out the coloured images! And lastly, we showed my finished card. I think the inky, watery background fits in really well with the theme, and I can’t wait to try this technique again using other colours! 

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