Friday, June 19, 2015

SCACD Eclectic Sea Rubber Stamp Release

Today SCACD celebrates a newly released exclusive rubber stamp set Eclectic Sea (9 rubber stamps all together). The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice a versa. So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now.

This collection is now available for purchase in the USA. Please click here for the Eclectic Sea collection. For our interested international friends, please email Susana directly.

I was assigned the amazing Humminghorse rubber stamp to work with. Ocean themes have never been something that I would gravitate towards, but I am so glad I was sent this eclectic sea rubber stamp. I have created a mini mixed-media wall art and had a lot of fun getting out of my comfort zone. Thank you Susana!

My first step was the coloring of Humminghorsewith Copics. I wanted to also mention that there is a very similar digital image, Hoverfly, that is available in the SCACD online store.

Before I start with my process photos I wanted to give you a list of my supplies used in my Eclectic Humminghorse mini wall art.

6”x6” canvas
White Prismacolor pencil
Silver gel pen
DecoArt’s Media Matt Medium
DecoArt’s Media Carbon Black
DecoArt’s Media White Simmer Mister
DecoArt’s Media Turquoise Shimmer Mister
DecoArt’s Media Yellow Shimmer Mister
DecoArt’s Champagne Glamour Dust Paint
Black tissue paper
Other:  metal gears, sea shells, shell sequins, mica flakes

The photo above is showing the black tissue paper adhered to the canvas with matt medium. I did wrinkle the tissue before adhering it to the canvas. I added a layer of matt medium on top of the tissue paper. After that was dry I used the kelp forest stencil and modeling past for more dimension. After that was dry I brushed on another layer of matt medium.

 This next photo is the next step for the background. With the last layer of matt medium I used the patina green antiquing cream over the entire canvas. Then a baby wipe was used to remove most of the background green except for the kelp. After that was dry I added more patina green to the kelp only, let that dry, and added the shine with liquid glass. This added more dimension.

Now it’s time for all the fun embellishments that I have picked out. The Oceana Corner die and Steampunk Corner die were cut on brown cardstock twice. I glued each design together. When they were dry, I changed the color with the Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre. I added two coats of the lustre and they were shinning copper.

The above photos are the finished piece. I wanted to mention that after adding all the dies and embellishments I used the mister acrylic paints. The finished piece was rather bright, especially all the copper and yellow, so the patina green antiquing cream came to the rescue.

I hope you enjoyed my journey making this Humminghorse piece come to life. For you next stop please head to Dianne’s blog. If you are lost head back to the SCACD Store blog.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane


  1. What an amazing undersea adventure, Aletha! Loving all the Steampunk additions. Fabulous texture and details. xxD

  2. This piece is absolutely sensational! You've created a fabulous detailed colorful setting for SCACD's Humminghorse!


  3. I saw this on the DecoArt challenge blog and just had to come over to say this is a stunning piece of art, the detail is incredible and the humminghorse is fabulous. Just had to pin this!

  4. What a unique and lovely sea creation AJ. Your background was totally YUMMY - I so enjoyed seeing it too. Thanks bunches for joining our DecoArt Media Under the Sea challenge. joi

  5. This is a brilliant project for our under the sea theme at DecoArt, I love the wonderful textures and colours, thanks for sharing and joining in the challenge xxx

  6. This is stunning, AJ! I totally love all of the textures and colors!!!

  7. Wow, you got some really great textures with this canvas. I love it. Thanks for joining us in the DecoArt Media Under the Sea Challenge.

  8. Gorgeous art work, full of yummy texture! !Thank you so much for joining us for the DecoArt Media Under the sea Challenge. Tracy xoxox


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