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Mermaid Magic with Memento Markers

Hi Everyone!  It's Danie here today.  As you know this month we are teaming up with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko so I have a little Mermaid Card to share that features the use of their Memento Markers in four ways.  Often we only think of using our Dye Ink based Markers for Coloring but they are much more versatile than that.

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Markers Peanut Brittle, Nautical Blue and Pistachio, IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Staz On Midi Blue Hawaii Ink. 
Other: Pastel Pink Marker, Embossing Folder, Foam Dots.

1.  Memento Markers - Watercolor Wash
The background for my card was created using the Watercolor Wash Technique and an Embossing Folder.  Taking my three colors of Memento Markers I scribbled color onto a plastic sheet.  I then misted the color on the plastic with water before taking a piece of pale blue cardstock and laying and rubbing it across the surface of the plastic to pick up the color.

Scribble Memento Markers on Plastic and Add Water
Picking up Color onto Cardstock

After I allowed this piece to dry I then embossed with my desired embossing folder.  Next I took a sponge which had some Staz On Mid Blue Hawaii Ink on it, and rubbed it across the raised surface to define the embossed design.

A close up of my watercolor wash and embossed background
which has been adhered to the cardbase.
2.  Stamping with Memento Markers
For my main details of my card, I took the Nautical Blue Memento Marker and rubbed color across my Mermaid and Sea Shell Stamps to ink them up and stamped out these images onto white Cardstock.  Any areas that didn't stamp fully were touched up using the finer end of the Nautical Blue Memento Marker.  Memento Markers are perfect to use for stamping when you only want to ink up a particular area of a stamp or in my case today one or two stamps on a plate.  They are also great when you want to use more than one color together and ink up at the same time such as multicolor letters for word stamps.

3.  Coloring with Memento Markers
Once stamped I colored these images in using my other Memento Marker Colors except for the pink skin tones which were done using an Alcohol Based Marker.  Each image was cut out and I added gold glitter with a small amount of Nori Paste to the shells and to the mermaids tale.

4.  Inking Edges with Memento Markers
Before layering and adhering all the elements together I also used my Nautical Blue Memento Marker to ink all the edges of my papers and stamped elements simply by running the thicker tip around each edge.  

Now putting it all together, my second layer is a piece of paper from the Glitz Unchartered Waters Collection which has been sponged with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Staz On Midi Hawaii Blue.  To this piece I have added some burlap and other embellishments such as the dew drops and small strip of G45 Paper with some Gel Medium.  

Lastly my seashells were added and my Mermaid which was stuck on using some foam pop dots.  So there you have it a little Mermaid Magic with my Memento Markers.

Don't forget to pop back and visit each day this month as we team up with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko for more wonderful and inky inspiration.


  1. This is beautiful! I am going through a phase of being fascinated by 'under the sea' projects at the moment! I love this xx

  2. Lovely mermaid card Danie! Love the inky embossed background paper you created. Perfect backdrop for your mermaid!


  3. lovely, Danie - the background is just marvelous!

  4. I love how you used burlap for seaweed. I would have never thought to use that myself. Awesome job!!! <3

  5. Love the colors and the burlap adds motion to the piece giving it a feeling of being under the sea.

  6. This is beautiful, Danie. Love the colors you chose for your mermaid backdrop, and all the details added.

  7. Simply stunning! Thanks for the wonderful walk through!

  8. Pretty card - I love the colors you used and the perfect embellishments!! Thanks for the info on how you made the background - I am definitely going to try it!!

  9. Thank you for sharing such detailed directions of the techniques you used. This card is BEAUTIFUL!

  10. So many details to investigate for future use!! Each part is so wonderfully combined to make it an overall beauty!
    Using the markers gives much control. GREAT JOB.

  11. Beautiful! Very creative back ground and I wish I would have seen it last night!!

  12. Great card Danie and as usual your instruction and attention to detail is AWESOME!

  13. Oh pooh! I didn't know momento had a marker set. Now I need them too! Your mermaid is very pretty.

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