> Meraki by Nuneka: Mixed Media Layout - Liquid Watercolors

11 July 2018

Mixed Media Layout - Liquid Watercolors


Today I needed to do something for fun, to challenge myself... so I looked for a nice moodboard totally out of my comfort zone to work with, and I found that Cuts2luv has a beautiful one this month that includes red (that is a color I don't ever use) and marine theme... that is not my fort. And I decided to try and see what I could do.


Hoy necesitaba hacer algo por diversión, para retarme a mí misma... así que busqué un moodboard bonito fuera de mi zona de confort para trabajar con él, y encontré que este mes Cuts2luv tiene uno precioso que incluye rojo (que es un color que yo nunca uso) y tema marino... que no es my fuerte. Y decidí intentarlo y ver qué podía hacer.

I also wanted to try some of my new liquid watercolors form Avery Elle and the Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport, that have been waiting in a drawer for a long time. So I tried to take as many of the elements of the moldboard as possible... let's see what is there.

También quería probar algunas de mis nuevas acuarelas líquidas de Avery Elle y los Mermaid Markers de jane Davenport, que han estado en un cajón muuuucho tiempo. Así que intenté tomar el mayor número de elementos posibles del moodboard... vamos a echarle un vistazo.

I loved the scheme, so I tried my best to be true... I also liked the color palette and the other elements, although I didn't have any badge with an anchor, but quite a bunch of marine theme... that would match with the layout.

Me encantaba en esquema. así que traté de ser fiel... también me gustaba la paleta de color y los otros elementos, aunque no tenía ninguna chapa con un ancla, pero sí unas cuantas con tema marino... que encajarían en el layout.

So I ripped and distressed two papers to place them in the background, and used matching papers to build the layout. I added lot of texture with light paste and a stencil of bubbles and colored it with liquid watercolors, just spraying water and letting some droplets move and blend. 

Así que rasgué dos papeles para colocarlos como fondo, y usé otros papeles que coincidían para construir el layout. Añadí un montón de textura con pasta ligera y un stencil de burbujas, y lo coloreé con acuarelas líquidas, simplemente rociando agua y dejando caer unas gotas para que se mezclaran.

I also stamped some scripts and jellyfishes to create more interest in the background, and then I started gluing the elements of the composition. I used some fussy cut images from the same paper collection, beautiful paper flowers, two beads from Cuts2luv, and transparent pebbles.

También estampé algunos textos y medusas para crear más interés en el fondo, entonces comencé a pegar los elementos de la composición. Utilicé imágenes recortadas de la misma colección de papeles, bonitas flores de papel, dos chapas de Cuts2luv y perlitas transparentes.

To finish the project, I splattered white ink all around the layout and glued some small pieces of cheese cloth and art stones. I added a little sticker "Summer is coming".

Para terminar el proyecto salpiqué con tinta blanca alrededor del layout y pegué unas pequeñas piezas de gasa y piedrecitas. Añadí una pegatina con la frase "Llega el verano".

You can watch full tutorial on my YouTube channel:
Puedes ver el tutorial completo en mi canal de YouTube:

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These are the products I've used in this project:
Estos son los productos que he utilizado en este proyecto:

* Cuts2luv: badges (chapitas)
* 49 and Market: Sand and Sea paper collection, The Lookout
* 49 and Market: Sand and Sea collection, die cutting elements
* 49 and Market: 1787 Stamp Set
* Stamperia: Letters & Flowers paper collection
  * Prima ~ Finnabair: Soft Matte Gel
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Heavy Body Gel
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Light Texture Paste
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Gesso, Clear
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Heavy Gesso, White
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Melánge, Art Pebbles
 * Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Stones & Mega Art Stones
 * Aleene's: Tacky Glue, Quick Dry
* Ranger: Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo)
* Ranger: Archival Ink (Black Jet)
* Ranger: Glossy Accents
* Avery Elle: Liquid Watercolor (Sapphire, Aquamarine)
* Jane Davenport: Mermaid Markers (Lobster, Bluebattle, Deep Sea)
* AALL and Create: stencil #13
* Altenew: Painted Jellyfish stamp set
* Pretty Little Studio: Here come the sun stickers
* Little Birdie: cheese cloth
* mulberry paper flowers / flores de papel


  1. Your layout is fantastic full of gorgeous details! Thank you for joining at Cuts2luv this month Nuneka!

    1. Many thanks, Caroline!!
      I love when I find a challenge that takes me out of my comfort zone.

  2. Devine !!!! Love that background and mix of colors. That seahorse et beautiful and well captured. Great job, thanks for playing along with us at Cuts2luv.

    1. Many thanks, France!
      I'm really happy, cause I'm a mountain girl and marine themes are always a real challenge to me.

  3. Wonderful layout! I love the background wow!!! So much wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us at cuts2luv challenge. xx

    1. Aww many thank, Valerie!!
      I wish I could express all the beauty of the Croatian sea, where I took the photo.

  4. Wonderful ! There is so much detail !!! I really love it ! Thank's for playing with us at Cuts2luv challenge !

  5. Amazing entry! So much details.
    Thanks for playing with us at Cuts2luv challenge


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