Welcome everyone to this weeks project! This week I have altered another brush caddy for a client. I have used Beach Shape Set to decorate this one. The paper used is "On the Boardwalk" from Graphic 45. I inked the edges of the paper with Broken China distress ink. The beaded trim goes around the entire caddy.
I used several of the sea shells, the fence and the lighthouse from the set for this one. I gave the lighthouse a crackle effect, doing several layers with different colored paints. I then inked it with 2 different distress inks, Broken China and Vintage Photo. The flowers and stamens are from my stash.
The sea shells textured look is done by using snowtex and paint. I painted the pieces with gesso. The paint and snowtex were mixed together before applying it to the shells. I then added gesso once they dried to soften the colors up just a little bit. I did the same to the fence underneath.
A star fish was tucked behind the flowers. I inked the white flowers with Broken China distress ink. i just love the blues!!
Since the back might not be seen, I kept it simple. A few of the sea shells were added to the bottom. I then added the lobster to the top. Feet were also added and inked with Broken China distress ink.
This one was so much fun to make and I hope my client loves it just as much as I do. It just makes me want to go to the beach and play in the sand and water. I hope you like what I have done.
Beach Shape Set
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Graphic 45 Paper
Distress Inks: Broken China/Vintage Photo
Thanks for stopping! -Kim C