To create the ocean, I mixed sand with translucent embossing paste. I divided the mixture in half and colorized each half with different colored alcohol inks (green and blue). To create waves, I applied each of the colorized mixtures to the card using a popsicle stick in a swirling motion. Once the mixture was dry, I used the tip of my finger to lightly brush cream acrylic paint on to the highest tips of the waves to create the appearance of foam. The ship is a rub-on transfer I created using Grafix Rub-Onz transfer film. The maps at the top of the card are made of vellum.