I am one of those people who has more than one project going at a time. I know, you are all shocked, but it is just how I am. A couple of those projects are altered books. There are a couple because I have more than one theme going right now. One of them is mermaid themed. Siren's Call by Carmen Medlin exclusively for SCACD is an absolutely beautiful mermaid and what I used for this project.
I decided that for what I was doing, I did not want to stamp the cattails portion of the image. I did a bit of reverse masking to pull this off.
I then stamped the image on my book page. The next step is to create the standard mask to use. I stamped the full image on Eclipse Tape. This is kind of like a post it note with it all being the sticky part.
Once the mask was in place, I inked all around the image to create my scene. I also spritzed some water on it without any problems.
When everything was dry, I removed my mask and completed the page. I DID use just the face portion from the mask and glue it permanently on the image so that none of the words from the book page interfered with her face.
Some color, some, ok a LOT, of Stickles and a word. Here she is. Siren's Call, all ready to be looked at, loved and admired.
Now it is your turn!