Welcome back! I wanted to share a few stepped out pictures of the background process for the MFT Stamps Fun in the Sun card that I shared in THIS POST. It is actually a pretty simple process. I, well, may have gotten a bit carried away with how close together I put the waves. . . You may certainly spread your waves farther apart if you prefer.
First I tore a piece of paper to serve as a random-edge mask. Ideally, you would use masking paper since it has a slightly sticky side; but in a pinch, plain old paper works, as long as you have a way to hold it down. I happen to have a magnetic board (Essentials by Ellen Craft Assistant) that I love exactly for this purpose. If you pair it with strong magnets, you can hold almost anything down.
I started airbrushing with my Copic Airbrushing System and Copic BG49 marker on the bottom right edge, and simply kept moving my mask up after I finished an area. The mask that is on the bottom right edge is protecting my shore, and the mask that you see on the top left edge is the one that I kept moving up as I airbrushed.
Here I used the same mask that I airbrushed the water with to cover the water while I airbrushed the shoreline with Copic Sketch E53 and E57 markers. Instead of the medium broad (chisel) nib, I used the super brush nib so that I could get more of a spatter pattern rather than a smoother spray pattern.
After removing both masks, my card front looked like this. Hmmm, needs some foam!
I used a white Kirarina Wink pen to stipple and dab foam on the wave edges. While it was still wet, I sprinkled iridescent glitter on the white foam for a little extra sparkle. (A girl can never have too much sparkle, right?) That's it--pretty easy, really! All MFT Stamps products for the finished card at the top of this post are linked in THIS POST. Thanks for stopping by,