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:

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!!



  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.

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

  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

  4. Oh, this is so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!


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