Monday, July 9, 2018

Smell The Sea.....

Hello crafty folks,
Today I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried something new for my DT inspirational post at Itsybitsy.
So, I tried my hand at a mixed media canvas. I used chalk paints to create the background. The more I work with chalk paints, the more I am loving it . It dries quickly and gives a matte finish. Itsybitsy has such beautiful color range too. ( I am going to hoard them for sure :D )
I am  so happy with the outcome. Let me take you through the steps on how I created it.




I assembled the materials required. Monte Marte 5" x 7" canvas and chalk paints and brushes.



For sky I used Tuscan Teal chalk paint and a bit of blue acrylic paint. For the beach area I mixed Lemon Chiffon with a little bit of Mocha Color splash. I added a it Marsh Green chalk paint here and there too.  I stuck gauze cloth to create texture for waves.



I added Snow chalk paint on the tip of ruffles of gauze cloth to give it a frothy texture. I added the fence sticker from the 3D sticker collection and gave it a color with a mixture of Snow Chalk paint and Mocha Color splash.



I used the Irregular Dot stencil and Frosty Fizz Embossing paste to create texture. I added mini art stones I had for more texture. Once it dried I colored the stones with the same colors I used for beach.



I colored a small chipboard bird with chalk paints and stuck it to the fence. I completed the canvas by adding some shells, moss etc. I painted few birds in the sky too.
Here are more pictures of my completed canvas:









List of materials used:
 


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Linking this to the July challenge at More Than Words




Hope you liked my project, just as  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this.

Till I see you again with my next creation - Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful little canvas perfect for the MTWC. Love how you created the layers and made the beach scene. Love the shells, moss and the birds. Thanks for playing along.

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  2. Adorable canvas! Thanks for playing along at MTW! :)

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  3. I am in love with this canvas! It makes me feel like I am on the beach! And the birdie is sooo cute:) Thank you for playing with us at More Than Words, hugs, Asia

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