Friday, July 12, 2013

They're no Fiji Mermaids, but....

... they're gorgeous and magical just the same.

I have recently become smitten with the technique of
"no-lines coloring". Contrary to it's name, there are lines,
but they are printed very lightly so when the image is colored they
show very little, or not at all.

I used #560 Kiki Mermaid from Dilly Beans for this journal page.
These images lend themselves quite well to the 'no-lines' technique.
I created the background using spray inks and some white acrylic paint.
I also managed to catch a rainbow in the upper left corner of this photo. 

I also colored #559 Nina Mermaid for the second page.
Her hair was fun to create using a dot technique. Curly hair always
throws me for a loop as far as coloring. 

"The seaweed is always greener 
in someone else's lake."
                           -"Sebastian" from The Little Mermaid.

I have to work on my lettering. I completely ruined two pages by using 
a correction pen as a white pen for my sentiment. Way too runny,
and not much control. I'm open to suggestions...

I chopped up some green weave ribbon from May Arts
to look like seaweed. I like all the layers with the spray inks,
acrylic paint, Stickles, and seaweed.

The challenge at Dilly Beans this week is...
Drop by and check out more underwater beauties, and
maybe even join in to win some free images from Dilly Beans


  1. Beyond fabulous, Glo! LOVE the no lines technique and your background ROCKS! I never have the nerve to hand letter. Yours looks perfect. Goregous work and such an inspiration! xxD

  2. This is art!!!! Gorgeous. And I will need to look into the no lines idea... Although I'm still trying to color WITH LINES!!! Lol

  3. No-line coloring is a lot harder than it looks, you did a fabulous job with the technique! I'm sooooooooooooo sorry about the correction fluid tip! I guess if it sounds too good to be true it is?! But to be honest....I don't think anyone would know you "ruined" either page!


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