Welcome everyone to this weeks project!
This week I have altered another brush caddy for a client.
I have also used Beach Shape Set to decorate this one. I used paper from Graphic 45, "On the Boardwalk" collection. The paper I used reminded me of waves at the beach. I inked the edges of the paper with Broken China distress ink. I added some beaded trim, that goes all away around the caddy.
I used several of the sea shells, the fence and the lighthouse for this one. I gave the lighthouse a crackle effect, doing several layers with different colored paints. I then inked it with 2 different distress inks, Broken China and Vintage Photo. I then added some flowers and stamens from my stash.
The sea shells I gave a textured look, by using snowtex and paint. I painted the pieces with gesso and then I mixed the paint and snowtex together then added it to the shells. I then added gesso once they dried to soften the colors up just a little bit. I did the same to the fence underneath.
Here I have added a flower cluster and I used one of the star fish, that I tucked in behind the flowers. I inked the white flowers with Broken China distress ink. i just love the blues!!
On the back I just kept it very simple, since this might not be seen. I added a few of the sea shells to the bottom and added a flower. I then added the lobster to the top. I then added some feet that were also inked with Broken China distress ink.
This one was so much fun to make and I hope my client loves it just as much as I do. It just makes me want to go to the beach and play in the sand and water. I hope you like what I have done.
Gina's Designs Items Used:
Other items used:
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Graphic 45 Paper
Distress Inks: Broken China/Vintage Photo
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