"If you think the ocean is not important, imagine the earth without it. Mars comes to mind. No ocean, no life support system."
I have used various shades of blue dye with three layers of discharge paste which were sponged on the dyed background to create the various depths of the ocean around coral reefs. Jacquard discharge paste was used for the layer processes but to achieve a 'white' to show the coral near the surface I used a powder discharge paste which was very effective.
Some colour was added to the reef with thickened dye and some highlighting with Inktense blocks. The piece was then machine quilted to add additional texture.