Friday, February 8, 2019

Seabiscuit & Secretariat

Lady Marina is off to the races...under the sea; with her prized sea horses, Seabiscuit & Secretariat.

Items used: 12x12 canvas, Poster board (cut to 12x12), Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Under the Sea 12x12 & Ephemera, Prima Marketing Julie Nutting Sally, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts (2) Steampunk Seahorse & (1) Cobblestone Small.

Additional items: Beacon glue, Mod Podge, Action wobbles, StazOn Orange Zest, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Glitter Kiss Sahara Gold Kiss & Frosty Sparkle, Seashell themed embellishments, Small Dried Starfish, Dried moss, Seashell themed napkins.

Mod podge 12x12 G45 cardstock to 12x12 posterboard & set aside to dry.

Remove canvas (but don't throw away) from frame. The inverted side of frame will be used.

Separate top layer of napkin, cut napkin into (4) strips of 3.5"x12", mod podge strips onto frame & glue frame onto card stock/poster board.

 Glue (4) .5" wood squares to bottom inner ledge of frame.

Tint top layer of seahorse with Orange Zest ink & dab Glitter Kiss Gold.  Trace & cut out bottom layer image of seahorse on card stock, apply Glitter Kiss Frosty Sparkle on card stock. Glue all 3 layers together.

Stamp mermaid image onto white card stock, color image (Copic E55, E15, E18, E39). Stamp & cut out mermaid tail & top images on printed card stock. Stamp & cut out mermaid tail & top images on Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Cobblestone Small (to give her tail a scaly effect). Use wet glue to assemble layers together.
Fussy cut G45 Sand Dollar & trim length to 10-1/8" (this will be used as the border for the bottom of the frame). Fussy cut  several sand dollar images to be be used as embellishments & layering.

Attach action wobble to back center of mermaid to give her the allusion of "swimming"! Assemble images within the frame. Create image layers with double sided foam tape. Turtle images were cut out from G45 Turtle Time - popped out with double sided foam tape & action wobbles (the like to swim also!). Dried moss & seashell themed embellishments were added to create a 'fuller' scenery.

Lady Marina, Seabiscuit & Secretariat are ready for the racetracks!

1 comment:

  1. This is stunning! I love your style and I’m not even a nautical person!! Great techniques and depth...