Quilting, sewing, art journal and life in the Scottish Trossachs
9 May 2013
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC99 Summertime
The Stampotique Challenge set by Carol was Summer but as I live in Scotland which does not always have bright days I was thinking about the colours of the West Coast of Scotland. Photos are probably the easiest way to show how this came about. The journalling says "As the sun sets the Selkie comes out to lure the unwary to a watery wedding...". Selkies are are a Scottish myth and are sea creatures that are seals in the water and beautiful people on land. I thought my Stampotique Mermaid added a more sinister twist. I began by creating texture using gesso.
Then using watercolours created the landscape.
I added Titan White and Buff
Stamped texture in the distance using Angel Wings...
Stamped the mermaid, coloured her and placed her on a "rock" cut her out and added her and journalling to the page.