mermaid basswood canvas….by melissa cash 3

Good Morning!  This week the Tombow team has teamed up with the folks at Walnut Hollow to bring you lots of inspiration.

Today’s creation started with a blank Basswood Canvas from Walnut Hollow.

My sister loves mermaids and I couldn’t resist using this sweet Eva the Glam Mermaid digi image from Michelle Perkett.  I printed the image on some 140# cold press watercolor paper and then watercolored her with a variety of Tombow Dual Brush pens.
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I used papers from the Authentique Fresh collection paired with some solid cardstocks from American Crafts.  For the paper to canvas and paper to paper applications, I used Tombow Mono Multi adhesive with the exception of Miss Eva Glam, I used Tombow Foam Tabs to pop her up off of the canvas just a bit.  For all of the seashells and flowers I used a combination of Tombow Power Tabs and Tombow Foam Tabs.
Look at this pretty rainbow of color!  When I watercolor, I layer many colors, so even though you might not see each color individually, they are there.
Yes, I was the kid in school who had to have every color of crayon in the box. 🙂
These are the amazing Tombow adhesive products used to create my canvas.
Create a canvas of your own and come back and share your link with me, I would love to see it.

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3 thoughts on “mermaid basswood canvas….by melissa cash

  • Erin Sparler

    I adore Tombo markers, and using them with water makes them act like watercolors. Too cool! I too layer them for deeper more interesting color.
    Debbie, I’ve been working on drawing/painting an entire collection of organic fruits and vegtables using Tombo markers in the 2012 CSA Art Challenge! I’ve even created a number of tutorials. Check it out at:

  • Jennie

    Wow!! Gorgeous!! I LOVE those colors and that mermaid is so pretty!! I LOVE the fact that you used bright colors with the seashells!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!