Saturday, 11 February 2017

I Don't Think You're Ready For This Jelly || Mixed Media Piece...


I got a couple bits of happy mail this week, yay!

Firstly I caved and bought the new jellyfish stamp set by Visible Image. I didn't think they were released until the 13th but I placed an order and it was shipped the next day. Woo!
The evening the set arrived I spent an hour in the craft room and, in the time I wasn't supergluing my ink pot lid back together I was playing around with my mixed media stash and I came up with this and I'm so pleased with it.

I'm not great with mixed media - I'd like to do it more but things are expensive so.... I started off with some gelatos on a scrap strip cut from A4. I painted water onto them, starting from the top (green) to create an ombre effect. Once this was dry I added gesso (the cheap stuff from The Works is great for this type of thing as it's practically clear) as nothing likes to stick to gelatos.
I used the lid of my foot cream to dip into water and stamp on the page, then dropped in a little blue ink. I also sprayed some ink through a Prima stencil.

Then I just stamped the images across the page. Docrafts ink pads aren't very good but it at least shows up on here and in this case the faintness works. The only good ink pad I have is black (versafine) so I used that for the jellyfish. The little dots on the jellies are made by using 3D pearl effects by Dovecraft.

This week I also ordered some of the new scrapbook products from Hey Little Magpie. There really are some stunning products out of late. Here is my unboxing video, let's call it my pick of the best products and papers from the new collections on a budget!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily xx


  1. Hi Emily this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. So cool! I envy anyone who can do mixed media so effectively ^_^ I am just too reluctant to get that messy lol xx