I love jellyfish. They’re among my favorite creatures besides the humpback whale and the manta ray. Since jellyfish aren’t exactly readily available to see in real life… I have no problem drawing and painting up as many as I can in my art journal!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
For the background, I sprayed a generous mix of Ranger Ink Tim Holtz’ Distress Oxide Spray in Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon (a delish mix if you ask me!) onto my art journal page. I added spritzes of water as I went and a few droplets of each color on top once dry.
I decided there wasn’t enough contrast for me for the jellyfish on the background. Using a blending tool, I blended layers of Memento Bahama Blue and Grape Jelly Ink over and around the jellyfish.
Since the modeling paste absorbed all the color from the ink, I went back over the modeling pasted jellyfish with Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White with a small paint brush.
A jelly is nothing without shimmer right? Bring in the TCW9012 Shimmery Goodness! The fact that the shimmer is not totally opaque and absorbs a little bit of the color underneath makes the jellyfish look semi-transparent.
For the final touches, I added some splashes of shimmer spray ink and some jellyfish and bubble stamps in blue and purple ink.
Renae Davis, The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member