I ♥ PROMARKERS Challenge #272 - Paper Piecing with Kenny K

Welcome to my I ♥ PROMARKERS Challenge DT post, we've another fun challenge for you today, along with an awesome sponsor.

Our Challenge Theme is 'Paper Piecing'
we are sponsored by

Here's my creation;
I used the gorgeous Mermaid image by Kenny K for my project.

My project started off with an 8 x 8 canvas, to which I added some Faber-Castell Gelatos, I then seal it with a layer of Matt Gel Medium, as I'd applied the Gelatos quite heavily and didn't want the colour to smudge.  Once that was dry I added a thin layer of Gesso, I used a baby wipe to spread the Gesso around until i was happy with the coverage and effect.

The next stage was to print out my digital papers and images. My paper are from a set called Summer Tropical by Frou Frou Crafts.  My background elements came from a digital stamp set called Make a Scene - Under the Sea (Retired) by AmberInk.  I printed the patterned papers and then put the papers back through the printer to print the digital stamps.

I then coloured the mermaid, and added the paper pieced elements to her, before adding some final shading with a neutral grey Promarker to tie the whole image together.  After adding some shading to the background elements I cut them them and then layered them onto the canvas using Matt Gel Medium to adhere them and seal them, I then added the Mermaid.

To finish the canvas I added some raindrop/bubble gems to the background to add an extra texture and give the impression of bubbles and movement in the water.

I hope you like my project, and feel inspired to join in our challenge. Remember to hop over to the
 I ♥ PROMARKERS Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team, and to find out how to join in the challenge.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now


Pauline said…
This is absolutely stunning Suzi!!! Gorgeous canvas, and wonderful colouring on this beautiful Mermaid!
As.I.Do.Rodos. said…
A wonderful scene you have coloured Ginny x