Meanwhile, over at the EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi for those who don't know) yahoo group, list mom (and my good friend) Lori has been motivating us with various challenges for quite some time, and the current challenge is to use the technique that Wendy demonstrates in the video.
I'll give you a minute to check out the video. OK, time's up. You saw what Wendy did, now here is my entry for the challenge:
For the background I really followed Wendy's directions pretty much exactly. I used the fish and the flourish from the Art For Men set. The tiny letters are from the Art Inspiration set. The "seaweed" is actually the stem from the Funky Flower Art set, and now that I'm looking at it, I think it would also make great octopus tentacles. Not that I imagine myself needing an octopus in my art, but hey, you never know.
As for the fish that is NOT part of the background, I used the variation of the technique, stamping the fish on kraft instead of black paper. I also did one other thing a bit differently. While the white ink (Ranger's Adirondack snowcap) was still wet I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. After coloring it with distress markers and inks I decided to add a little color to the embossed parts. Distress inks won't stick there, so I used some archival inks. The fish was then cut out and adhered with pop dots for dimension.