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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Seahorse Journey By Teresa


Hello wonderful crafty people

Sorry its been a little while since our last blog, been busy working a projects and some new product releases coming soon...

In the meantime we have been in holiday mood and thinking of the beach, so Teresa has made a truly beautiful seahorse themed shadow box, I love everything about this piece, its simple but very detailed at the same time. I totally agree with Teresa that it is a treasure with the deep.

I just had to buy some of the baked textures from my friends Debs at https://www.debsartzone.co.uk/, can't wait to try them. 

We have been busy loading some sea themed products, including the resin seahorses Teresa has used (just 1.00 for pack of 2), so please do have a look at our website www.artfuldays.co.uk 




I cut two pieces of patterned paper to fit inside the mini wooden trays. (The trays originally had some little wooden embellishments in them, I knew they would be useful one day!)













I covered the sides of the wooden trays with a couple of layers of Chunky Rust Embossing powder - you could use texture paste and paint to create a similar effect). Once done, I glued the patterned paper inside the tray bases.
















I coloured the resin seahorse using Lindy's Magicals. I love the slightly aged effect, and the way the colours tone with the papers.














I carefully popped out one of the Journey chipboards and coated with Crackle Accents. I set this aside to dry for an hour, then went over it with a wash of black watercolour paint to highlight the crackle effect. 














I then backed it onto a narrow strip of patterned paper to help stabilise it as I wanted to mount the word across the front of the tray.













I applied a generous amount of glue into the lower section of the tray and poured the pearl beads in, pressing them into place. I then tipped away any excess and allowed the glue to 
dry.








I am thrilled with the colours and textures of this piece - a real treasure from the deep!





Shopping list 


Lindy's Magicals: Bratwurst BrownGutentag Teal

(from stash):
Ranger Embossing Ink Dabber
Baked Textures Embossing Powder: Chunky Rust
Black watercolour paint
2 Mini Wooden Trays
Glue

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For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed 

Jules xx







2 comments:

  1. The texture is gorgeous and the rust with the teal is perfect. Tracy ❤️

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