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MFT SC 549: Beach Penguin

Hi crafty friends! I loved playing allong with the MFT Sketch Challenge this week. I went a little bit outside of the box and love the result.

For this card I started by creating my background. It’s the star of this card and I spent the most time on it. I’m working on a panel slightly larger than A2 so I can tape down my edges to prevent excessive warping. I also tore a few pieces of purple tape to mask off where I want the white of the crashing waves to be. My acrylic paint isn’t very opaque so it’d be next to impossible to get a nice white look on top of the paint. I first paint the ocean using my Karin Markers. Because i know where the waves will be I make it look a little darker in front of masked areas and a little lighter (with a pool colored marker) behind it.

To get the ocean to be as vibrant as I want it I put 4 or 5 layers of paint down. Make sure to let your paint dry in between each layer! The beach was a lot easier to paint, I used the Sandstone Karin Marker, put that down in the bottom right corner and on the edges I then blended it out with clean water. I also added some splatter to give it more interest. Once both the beach and the ocean are dry I peel off my masks and add a thick layer of white acrylic paint on the masked areas. I then take a dry flat brush and drag some of the paint backwards.

For the focal point I stamped the penguin and beach ball in Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed them with WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder. I colored these in with my Karin Brushmarkers as well and fussy cut them out. I die cut a banner to stamp my sentiment on (Versafine Onyx Black + clear embossing powder) and a postage die from vellum to ground everything. I propped all these elements up with foam tape and that’s it!

That finishes up this card! Please let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, I post a new card every day! And subscribe to me on YouTube for video tutorials. In the supply list you can find all the products I used. Where possible I’ve used affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links, I will make a small (5 – 10%) commission to no extra cost to you. This helps me out a ton! You can also use code STUDIOKATO at checkout in the Crafty Meraki store or the Joy Clair Designs store to get 10% off your purchase!


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