Well what can I say about this weeks in team challenge other than the fact that Forgotten Scraps is very lucky she lives a long way away!! How she thinks of these ideas is beyond me. For this project we had to use something in a different way to what it was meant for. Well after spending many a sleepless night wondering what on earth I was going to do, I came up with using hair gel to make an underwater scene! I saw this technique used last summer but never got round to playing with it. Well here it is!
I have loved these underwater images since they first came out. I used one pre-made scene (https://www.makeitcrafty.com/underwater-mermaid-surprise-digi-stamp-scene.html) and one background Image (https://www.makeitcrafty.com/coral-border-digi-stamp.html) to make this up. The card blank that I used had a double aperture ready cut in it but you can of course make your own using any die.
I coloured the scenes up using my copics.... far to many to list.
I used the background coral border for the front on the card and cut the aperture out leaving the sand bed and corals overlapping into the hole and then lined up the mermaid so that she was clearly visible and centre.
I kept the blue/green streaks of the water pale because the blue of the hair gel would be plenty dark enough to give the look of being underwater.
I used three tablespoons of hair gel inside a zip lock bag to create the water. I smoothed it out as best as I could to get rid of the large air bubbles ... you want to keep the small pockets of air as this adds to the overall effect. Make sure the bag it closed tightly and there are no leakages.... the last thing you want is for the images to be covered in the gel! This bag is then placed between the two apertures to create the screen.
And there we have it..... one hair gel / underwater card!
I would like to enter this into the following challenge
http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Nautical