I am working to expand the things I do and funk things up…notice the new branding?

This artist trading card has a few things new that I did to expand my horizons.  I created my own background, made the seaweed, and then…the image…I colored it, then covered over it with a light blue…then used the blenderless solution and blotted it with a paper towel.  Scary!  But, worth it.  It gives more of an effect that he is underwater.  Hope he knows how to use that snorkel. 🙂


  1. Card Base:  Product packaging, background made with Gelatos.
  2. Water Bubbles:  These are part of an Inkadinkadoo stamp.  First I used Distress Ink – Jeans.  It faded into the background so much that I stamped it again with a pigment ink.  I ended up liking that it is stamped twice it gives more dimension.
  3. Seaweed.  This was a stretch for me.  This required free hand drawing!  I used a scrap of printed green (with monotone dots) paper, then created two squiggles that cross and filled some of the areas in with an Uniball – white pen.
  4. Image:  Some Odd Girl – Snorkel Tobie, using Copics, and treated as described above.


  1. Skin:  E000, 00, 11, 04, R20
  2. Eyes:  BV00, 01, 02
  3. Hair:  Y21, YR23, E15, 18
  4. Snorkel/Mask:  YG93, 95, 97; Mask Lens: Y21, YG91; Grey: C1, 3, 5
  5. Blue…yes, over EVERYTHING I just colored:  BG000


  1. Art by Miran
  2. ATCs Around the World
  3. 613 Avenue Create
  4. Crafting From the Heart
  5. Creative Fingers


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4 thoughts on “Water Boy

  1. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your project is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  2. Great ATC and love the water effect background a great result and love the bubbles–Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  3. Wow was für ein wunderbares ATCs. Love it <3
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei ATC Around the World
    Liebe Sommergrüße

  4. Auch dieses ATC ist Super geworden, ein süßes Gesicht schaut einem da entgegen und dein Hund gefällt mir richtig gut dazu, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei ATC around the wird, liebe grüsse Bettina

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