Saturday, 20 January 2018

Under the Sea

It's time to post a little canvas I started last weekend and completed this morning. This one was inspired by Mike Deakin's YouTube video tutorial for IndigoBlu;

My canvas is 5" by 7"

I used texture paste through my PaperArtsy stencil PS030 by Darcy Wilkinson for the underwater flora. Then painted the canvas with IndigoBlu luscious pigments mixed with water (green, aqua and blue). I bought those a while ago to try so only have three colours but they are perfect for a shimmery underwater background. As advertised, they are packed with pigment so those little pots are going to last a long time.

Stamps used :
IndigoBlu collector's edition 1 bubbles and 12 seahorse.
There are splashes of white gesso on there too.

The pair of seahorses were coloured with a Promarker I found in my stash called starfish, another sea themed word. I cut them out, stuck them on the canvas with cosmic shimmer glue and added some adhesive pearls (Mike's idea in the video, I liked that).

Here's a close up;

I love doing nautical themed crafting so had great fun with this one. I hope you like it.


  1. This is SO good, Julia, I love the colours and the contrast against the blue. How utterly talented you are :-)

  2. The 3D turquoise background and pearl bubbles is a great contrast to the victorian looking one-dimensional seahorses

  3. Ooh this is absolutely beautiful! I adore it! xxx

  4. Ah, not the PA seahorse... but just as sweet! I love those subtle textured seaweed fronds.
    Alison x

    1. No, not the PA seahorse but ..... the PA seahorse is bigger and his tail points in the other direction so I probably need to get him to play with my fish.