Tuesday, July 31, 2018

{Technique Tuesday} August 2018 Release Countdown: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Technique Tuesday's August 2018 Release Countdown! The design team is featuring a variety of release products and you're sure to love them so be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog for the full reveal and links to all of the amazing projects. All of the product links will go live on August 1, 2018 for your shopping pleasure.

Today, I'm showcasing the Olive the Octopus stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Waves on the Border die. EEK, right?! Olive is so cute and those sentiments are hilarious! What a great addition to the Animal House Collection. But that die? It's stunning!

I used the same colours from my Happy Hydrangea Gift Set, minus the pinks. Isn't it amazing how different they look here? To create the two panels, I used lots of masking paper. I cut the watercolour panel with the Waves on the Border die and separated the orange and blue parts, keeping all those little wave pieces together with the bottom half on a piece of masking paper.

While the two halves were separated, I sponged them with three shades of orange and blue distress inks and splattered them with water. All of those colours are listed below. I also used a brush to watercolour Olive. After all the pieces dried, I used another piece of masking paper on the front side of the panel to transfer both halves back together for a smooth inlaid look. Then I added Scor-Tape to the back, holding everything together.

Finally I stamped the sentiments and adhered Olive with glue dots. To finish, I coloured the eyes and underside of the tentacles with my clear Wink of Stella marker.

See you tomorrow for Release Day!



Marianne said...

Cute! And yes, that die looks amazing!

Purple Princess said...

So very cute!!

Lindsey said...

I do like that die! (It would have come in so handy today...) You've definitely showcased it here with these great colours and super-fun octopus! And I do always enjoy a punny sentiment or two... ;)

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Too cute!!!