Simply Less is More Challenge #223: one layer and water.
I made a card base from watercolour paper and coloured it first quite smoothly with Distress inks. Mermaid lagoon is my new favourite so that features heavily ;-).
Also salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire.
Some watered down with Perfect pearls mist.
Dried that with my heatgun.
Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Joy Crafts in white embossing powder.
Then set to Distress the "ocean" as if they were bubbles and such, used the smooshing technique, splattering, even ink block printing, drying constantly between layers.
final touches were splattering brushed pewter, picket fence and mermaid lagoon Distress Spray stains.
Then when dried I use the edge of my table to flatten the curls back out of the paper.
I use good quality watercolor paper so that's pretty easy actually.
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