Today I'd like to share a step by step tutorial, which I did last year as my debut over at the ARTplorations blog.
am a fan of home decor and I love creating it on my own. Of course
there are many pretty pieces you can find in stores, but I really like
it if each creation can tell something more than just bought decor
products. I'll give you some step by step instructions on how I created
this beach sign wall decoration:
of all I started with a piece of balsa wood and primed it with a THIN
layer of gesso. If you use too much gesso you will loose the wood look.
When it's dry I apply some Gelato colors (chocolate and iced chai). I blend the colors with a wet baby wipe.
To add texture I use the "Some Birds" Stencil and a clean wet baby wipe to remove some of the Gelato color through the stencil.
I also used the "Shutters" stencil to add more pattern.
definitely needed more interest, so I stamped some sentiments as well. I
used the "Subway Art Builders Dare" with some coffee Archival Ink. I
stamped the sentiments randomly and three times with one layer of ink.
My letters are cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of white cardstock.
I cut the flip Flops with the Silhouette Cameo as well.
give the shoes some texture I used the "Nestled Circles" stencil and
some gesso. I also painted the edges with gesso and a sponge.
I punched holes with the Crop-A-Dile to adhere the ribbon.
Here are some more images of the finished piece. I used the Crop-A-Dile to make the
holes to hang it onto the wall.They are reinforced with eyelets.
here is another reason that makes the creation even more special:
everybody will have a closer look to read what the shoes are telling! I
stamped the two sentiments onto banners with coffee Archival Ink. By the
way I added some "sand" to the flip flops and to the shells with
Distress Embossing Powder "weather-worn".
Some Birds Stencil
Nestled Circles Stencil
Subway Art Builders Dare
Noor! Design Dies (Banner,Shells, Starfish, Lighthouse and Gull)
Patterned Paper by Folia
Archival Ink (coffee)
Gelatos (iced chai, chocolate)
Distress Embossing Powder (weather-worn)