Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Remember The Beach


     Summer may officially be over based on the calendar, but this past summer I spent a week at a beach house with my high school best friends.  I wanted to commemorate our fun time and since it was also challenge time at Decorate To Celebrate I was able to combine both projects.  And adding some bling from The Buckle Boutique replicated that special sparkle when the sun hits the ocean.

    This 3d version would be tough to mail so once completed I took some pics and can frame or use as our card front to send to my beachy girlfriends.


     I found this clay board in my local arts and crafts retailer and I thought it was perfect for my idea as it was heavy enough to hold the glass I was planning on using.

     Sketch some light "wave" shapes on to the board.

     I found these exotic glass pieces in the gardening store -- I'm sure most people use them in fish tanks, but of course I am using them for a craft!!

    Separate some of the colors before you start -- I wanted an ombre look of darker stones on the bottom leading up to the top.  Using just plain white glue, start laying out your stones.  This takes a lot of glue because you want the glue to pool around the glass to hold them.  Work a section at a time and let dry.

    Once the stones are dry, I used one of my favorite rubber stamps -- this stamp gives the illusion of clouds.  Choose a dark and light ink and stamp the "sky" on to your piece.

    My handwriting is not the best so I always use rub on transfers or stickers for wording.  I found the perfect saying in a sticker and added to complementary paper.  Apply as you would like to your piece.

   To create that sparkle of the sun, add some strips of the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.  Place as desired to add shine and texture.

   And now you have a cute memento of your special summer to send to your friends.  I also plan on gazing at this piece when the Northeast winter starts!

   Happy Crafting!

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1 comment :

  1. Oh Patti this is beautiful and very creative. TFS


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