Monday, August 1, 2016

Ahoy Mate! for Gecko Galz August Challenge

Good morning everyone!  It's August 1st and that means another wonderful challenge from Gecko Galz.  This month's theme is Taking it Nautical and that's just what I did.

I started out by cutting out the image of the ship, compass, and Ahoy Mate from the Sail Away digital collage sheet.  These I set to one side for later.

To build up your tag, cut a piece of Graphic 45 Stampunk Splash paper to fit your large tag and glue them together.  Dry brush gesso across the tag to tone down the (quite bright) color.  Using some Paper Artsy Mud Splat and a sponge, start at the edges of your tag and blend inward.  If it's too dark, using a baby wipe to remove some of the color.  Then using the same sponge and color, run it around the edge of your tag to hide any remaining white. 

Stencil Mister Huey's Circle Graph Mask with Mint Colorbox ink and while still wet, sprinkle on some LSG Merry Go Round Greene EP in random areas then heat.  Add your images.  Rub Mud Splat across the Ahoy Mate and them immediately wipe with a baby wipe to remove most of the color.

Smudge a graphite pencil around the edges of your images, blending until the line disappears.  If it's too dark, just us a baby wipe (see a them here?) to remove excess.  Finally, add some seashell confetti and a piece of fiber.

For this image and many, many others, please visit Gecko Galz's ETSY STORE and don't forget to enter the Challenge to win a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

 Until later.......................


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