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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Nautical Shrine by Katie Lamb

Hello Crafter's 

One more day to go to the weekend, woohoo! I am halfway through a project which I am looking forward to finishing. 
Tonight we have the wonderful Katie on the blog, fresh back from holiday she has a fabulous shrine to share, with a nautical theme and lots of rust - we love our rust here at AD :)I really like the contrasting blue here, and the embellishments at the top of each arch, balance the piece perfectly.

All the products used on this project are linked at the end of the blog.  

Over to Katie to share how its been created

Hello, I started off by assembling the MDF pieces, its best to do it at this stage because once you add paint the parts don't  always fit together. 

Once assembled paint with white gesso and use crackle paste over the large areas. 

Next add paint to the project and then apply a little rust paste.

Glue on some green net and fake moss. I recycled the net from some fruit packaging. (Great Tip Katie) and then glue down the embellishments. 

Paint the Scrapiniec pieces and then add a layer of crackle glaze. Once set dry brush with dark brown paint to bring out the cracks.

I painted the resin octopus with acrylic paint and then used the Prima Rust Pastes over the top. I repeated this on the shells too.

I decorated the shrine with mini shells, flatback gems and art balls.

Thanks Katie :)

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog

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Jules xx

Products used from Artful Days Website

Scrapiniec Mermaid Mermaid-2505
Acrylic Shell Iridescent Cabochons  Acrylic-Shell-Iridescent-Cabochons-CA3024.
Faux Green Woodland Moss Faux-Green-Woodland-Moss

From Katie's Stash

Acrylic paints
Large shell 
Sam K MDF Fishnet


  1. Wow...
    Such a fabulous project. Underwater themes are my favorite.