It was my Dad's birthday this month, & since he likes old maps with ships and whales or some crazy old fashioned monstrous sea creatures on them ... this was the card I made for him (minus the sea creature).
I am so disappointed to here that the Blendabilities have been discontinued, even though I had made this card before discovering this, I thought I would still share it anyway.
|Colours used in the card.|
|Colouring the water.|
|Making a start on the land. Mapping out green & dry land.|
|Filling in the land & trying to add some mountains & ridges.|
Sometimes you don't have the right colour for the job, but you can mix up your colours a bit. Try adding say a darker colour to your acrylic block, then picking up some of that colour on the tip of a lighter (or just different) colour marker, as you colour with the marker the darker colour will blend with it then fade out as it returns to the original colour. Note: If you do this, it is a good idea to scribble off all the excess colour on to scrap paper before you put the lid back on. You don't want to risk it staining the marker.
|Staz-on Cleaner & wet wipes or paper towel will clean off any left over Blendabilities from the acrylic blocks.|
This is what the map looked like after I added colour after colour & layer after layer.
I'm not even sure if I took a picture after every colour I used or if I've even put them on here in the right order, but you get the idea. There's no right or wrong way to colour with blendabilities, it's just a matter of practise, & as crafters we learn to hide our mistakes with embellishments... : )
Colour the ship.
The embossing process before the crackle effect.
After I had embossed the circle of card stock with the coloured ship at least 6 times, I put it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes, then bent it and twisted it to get the "cracked glass effect".
|Of course no old map would be complete without some sort of distressing.|
I sponged all around the edges with Baked Brown Sugar.