Monday, 21 May 2018

Oh we do like to be beside the sea #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I have some lovely MDF uprights that are ripe for altering and some lovely new acrylic paints courtesy of my lovely hubby and here is the first monolith I have altered …

I want to be beside the sea and lots of awesome texture
All the details
The shine from these paints is awesome!
Beads bling, crackle & charms!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Card Mania Challenge #104 Anything But a Card
Creative Fingers Challenge #147 Anything Goes

Love to Create Challenge #8 Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes

The Kooks song Seaside

I am so happy with the end result this time! There is nothing wrong with this and I loved creating it lol! I got to play with my new acrylic paints and several new supplies, charms, beads, bling I love the colours, the imagery, the texture, everything lol! I wish that creating more projects like this were just as easy to create as this one seemed to be. Perhaps, fingers crossed, I’ve started to feel more comfortable with acrylic paints, that would be the bright red Marischino on the cake lol!

Here’s how:
1. I used a piece of ink blending foam and Paperartsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints to colour the MDF upright. Two coats of acrylic and I didn’t use any gesso because I didn’t want to make the slot in parts too thick!

2. Once dry I attached the Visible Image stencil with a piece of Washi tape and used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink pad to add detail to the plaque. I sprayed a light coating of water and used my heat tool to thoroughly dry the ink.

3. I used my MISTI to stamp the seahorses with Tuxedo Black Versafine ink pad and used my heat tool to dry the ink. I carefully and lightly cleaned the stamp, trying not to move it. I made a wash of acrylic paint using Blue Green Pebeo Dyna acrylic and water. I inked up the stamp with the acrylic paint and stamped the seahorses again. I left them to dry naturally overnight.

4. The next day I used the MISTI and Tuxedo Black Versafine IP to stamp the bubbles and sentiment in position. I dried the ink with my heat tool, making sure it was completely dry before moving onto the next steps.

5. I painted more of the seahorse with Pebeo acrylics and Pebeo Dyna acrylic paints. I added Crackle Accents to the bubbles and left the seahorses and bubbles to dry.

6. I glued the upright to the base and put the upright flat on my desk. I positioned then started to adhere the beads, charms and resin bling stones.

It’s the first time I have done so much stamping onto painted MDF. Thankfully the ink was easy to dry and it was easy to see when it wasn’t dry because it was a little shiney or glossy when still a little damp. It’s not going to be the last time I stamp multiple times on MDF as I am so happy with the outcome. I need to see how well I can achieve something like this on canvas as I think I can make a few pretty gifts doing this technique. I wish I were beside the sea with a lovely whippy and flake! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image: Fibres stencil; Create your Calm stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Visible Image MDF Monolith
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: Tuxedo Black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk acrylic paint: Blue Oyster
Pebeo Dyna acrylic paint: Iridescent Blue Green; Iridescent Copper; Iridescent Gold
Pebeo studio acrylic paint: Chrome Green
Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink pad
Craft Box: Charms; Resin Bling Stones
Buddly Cuddly: beads
Collall all purpose glue
Ranger Crackle Accents


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, I adore this piece of mixed media, it's absolutely gorgeous, wonderful images and sea colours, filled with the most fabulous texture too, Kate x

Sara Barker said...

Karen, what a brilliant take on our Surf's Up challenge at Frilly and Funkie! I love those colorful textured seahorses and how you added crackle accents to the bubbles! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

brenda said...

Such lovely intense colours and fun Ocean inspired creation. Many thanks for joining our May theme Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Darlene said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bling’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Cec said...

This is a fun project. Love the substrate and your seahorses have fabulous texture. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

pinky said...

Beautiful colours and textures!! Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Kath Stewart said...

wow those seahorses are amazing, so much beautiful colours and textures, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Sally H said...

A Beautiful creation! Many thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations for our close to Nature challenge and good luck!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful Shimmer on the Sea Horse. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see your designs in future challenges.

Maria Gancheva said...

Oh this is just a gorgeous project you have created. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Card Mania Challenge and good luck!

Terry said...
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous seahorses with the DT from WE LOVE TO CREATE CHALLENGE BLOG.
Tomorrow is a new challenge, please come on over and do join into the fun
Hugs Terry xxx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So beautiful in every way. Lovely images, colour and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)