I’m not a Steampunk girl, I do like the creativity and the different outlook it provides, but I am an oceanic creature girl. I’ll buy almost anything super cool that has to do with ocean creatures, at one time I wanted to be a marine biologist. Having said that, it is no wonder I HAD to buy some of the steampunk animals that I Brake For Stamps had for sale! They have some new ones, including a steampunk dragon, that I can’t wait to order!!!

One day I sat down to play with this little Anglerfish, with no intention of making a card, but I had so much fun I couldn’t help myself. Generally, my coloring medium is Copic markers, but I have been enjoying water coloring these oceanic stamps; it stands to reason that watercolor would work well with water-themed animals. I don’t own watercolors, though. My Kuretake Gansai Tambi set are set to arrive later today!!!! I’ve been water coloring with distress inks instead!

Please enjoy these process shots:


To mask my painted image, so that I could color the background, I stamped my image on some 3M Post-it tape with Staz On ink, the finer parts I masked with my Molotow Masking Liquid pen.



I went over the above image with some more Black Soot Distress Ink.

To turn it into a card I used my favorite dies from Lil Inker Designs to die cut a black background. When those rectangular parts were adhered to a card base (a coordinating blue/purple base) I GENTLY ran some Momento Brilliance ink in Platinum Planet over them. I was stuck with needing a random shape to cut out the Anglerfish, thanks to my wanting to show off the background. To achieve my random shape I utilized the Dotted Borders die from Avery Elle.


Isn’t it SOO cute with my little Anglerfish Stuffie?!?!?!?

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