Hello crafty friends! I had so much fun getting inky and painty and messy creating this canvas! The beach-themed items are a great size for this 8" x 10" canvas. They would also work beautifully on a larger one if you just wanted to focus on a few items or even a smaller one to create a more clustered effect.
The shell pieces were each done separately. I mixed micro-beads with texture paste for the starfish to give it a rougher texture and I rubbed white texture paste onto the sand dollar with my finger just enough to give it a sort of chalky look. The two shells were sponged a bit and I very lightly brushed on some of the mists I was going to be using. The Xyron machine was wonderful for all these odd-shaped pieces! I did add thick glue dots to some of the pieces just because they were layered over the one next to them and parts of them were lifted a little higher off the canvas.
The fence was painted tan then run through a wood grain embossing folder which had been dabbed with a white Distress Paint dauber (aptly named Picket Fence) and the lighthouse was painted white then distressed with the tan paint and a bit of light brown ink which I rubbed in with my fingers. Did I mention I like to get messy when I craft?!
I then misted lightly over the canvas with tan and turquoise mists and a touch of opaque white. I lightly brushed a little turquoise mist over the waves to define them and then rubbed a bit of blue ink along their edges.
I inked around the edges of the canvas with tan and blue inks and then pronounced it done! Thanks heaps and piles for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to get inky and painty and messy this week!
Gypsy Soul Items Used
Beach Shape Set
Seaside Decor-coming soon!
Other Items Used
Xyron Sticker Maker
Ranger Distress Paint-Picket Fence
Tattered Angels, Dylusions, and Mister Huey's mists