I have been a paper crafter for many years and sometimes things go wrong. Usually due to my carelessness. This is one of those projects that went wrong and was then recovered.
It started a couple of days ago, when I was making a batch of alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo paper. Having made a very special background (using Mermaid and Citrus shades), I foolishly stamped the seahorse in the wrong ink. I don't mean the wrong shade, I mean the wrong type of ink. I used a Versafine Clair ink instead of a StazOn.
The difference between the two is that StazOn is quick drying and works well on non-porous surface (Yupo is like a plastic coated paper). Where as the Versafine Clain needs something to grip to. The result of this error was that in 24 hours time, the ink was still very wet. I decided to wipe it off and see if I could salvage the beautiful background - and it worked!
The wet wipe did remove some of the alcohol ink background, but at least I was able to use it.
I started by stamping the Lavinia Stamps "Seahorse" in a StazOn ink in a "Teal Blue" shade. I then stamped the "Skeleton Tree" in StazOn "Midnight Blue" shade of ink to replicate seaweed. I used the Lavinia "Seaweed" stamped in StazOn "Forest Green" shade of ink.
Finally, I added highlights of silver glitter using a Signo Pen and added sequins and sticky gems to replicate air bubbles in the water.