Melissa's journal is a hooge journal full of beautiful papers - I didn't really want to paint over it!
But I did. Lots of lovely sea creatures in this journal already, and I decided to go with some fascinating creatures - jellyfish. Brainless, spineless, dangerous, but strangely beautiful!
I found heaps of lovely photos of jellyfish on Unsplash. Thanks to Unsplash contributors Karan Karnik, Michael Jasmund, Octavian Rosca, Arushee Agrawal and Kanyon Bollinger for your pics that I've based my jellyfish on!
Firstly I painted my background using acrylic paints. Whilst I love the colours of the Dylusions paints, I obviously don't use them often enough - sadly they dry out. My Dylusions Polished Jade was on its last legs, so I mixed it with some other paints in colours of teal and phthalo blue, and sponged it on. Funnily enough, because the jade was a lot thicker than the other paints, if didn't blend properly, creating a lovely background! Win!