Hello All. I have already had a couple of people ask how I got Mertyl’s shell (in my previous blog post)to look like that. So…here ya go…. First color your image with what ever medium you like. Mine is done with watercolor and colored pencil details. Then cut them out if you are going to “pop” them. Tip: If any of you are still totally coloring all copies of your “popped” images STOP! I just go around the outer edges of the lower images. This saves time and also lets your sticky dots stick much much better! The next step is to add glitter. I used orange and fruit punch “Stickles” on the shell and leaf green on the turtle and grass. Then I take “Versa Mark” refill and paint it evenly over the entire shell with an old paint brush. I do this instead of the pad because the water color stains the pad and also because it goes on thicker so you need fewer coats to get a really thick finish. Cover with extra thick Gloss embossing powder. Heat to a shine with an embossing heat gun, let cool a few seconds, and then repeat. On most things I heat to a high gloss finish but on Mertyl, I left the second coat a little bumpy for a turtle shell texture effect. Put the pieces together with pop dots or tape and….voila! If this tutorial was helpful or if you have questions or comments, please post below. Remember…to get a closer look…click on the pictures. ;) Thanks for stopping by!
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