My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Just Another Day In Paradise

Lol, is the song in your head now?

I just wanted to show you this fabulous window by Woodouts that I altered for myself,
I love creating, and so I mixed my love for mixed media with my love of art, fussy cutting, layering,  chipboards, textures and colouring with paints etc and of course Holidays!! 

I saw the awesome colour challenge over at Dusty Attic and thought it would go perfectly for my design,

The moodboard has palm trees on, oh be still my beating heart!! I don't know why but I love love love palm trees, yep my idea of holiday heaven!! lol
So my tropical scene has one,
It's a MDF one I've had in my stash for ages probably years just waiting for the right time, I painted it with Finnabair paints then with Lindy's Gang too, I added some Dusty Attic pearls in the middle of the leaves for some texture too,
The main window frame which like I said is from Woodouts have you seen the other stuff they do, I mean yes please, they do a gorgeous seahorse which I really need too!!! lol
any way I went a bit off track there, so the window frame is painted first with white Gesso then I went over with Finnabair stone effect paste, this added fab texture here and there, when dry I again painted it with some Finnabair paints then went over with Lindy's Gang her and there as well, I finished off at the last minute with some Finnabair wax,

As I mentioned I wanted to add some Art into my design so I used a Antique frame by Dusty Attic which I painted with some burlap acrylic paint by Finnabair, then I cut a piece of canvas to fit behind, coloured a background as if the start of a scene and glued it behind the frame, my posh canvas, lol the paint brush keeps in the theme, I fussy cut out some seaside images from  Mintay and layered these up with cut off pieces of chipboard, recycling!!! he he
Below this is a piece of cheesecloth which I coloured first with some watered down Burlap paint, dried it and glued it onto my window frame, 

on the right I added some D/A Fishing Net, you can just see it if you look, this I trimmed down into shape, coloured with two colours of Finnabair paints and swiped a little white Gesso and burplap paint over the top with a wet wipe, I will tell you below how I did this,

At the side of my brush I added a fabulous Resin Beach Hut by Sarah, I simply added some white Gesso first then when dry took some metallic paint by Finnabair onto a doubled over  piece of wet wipe  which was over my finger, dabbed off some excess then swiped it over the hut, this gives a fabulous weather beaten effect, all sun drenched and salty air!!! well in my head anyway!!!

I added some drift wood again by D/A below which I painted first with white Gesso, then again swiped some of the burlap paint over the top,, then when nearly dry took a clean piece of wet wipe and swiped some of the burlap paint off, this gave a beached look to the wood,,

I layered up some Art stones and real shells plus a fussy cut star fish, as well as a D/A Ships Wheel which I had coloured in the same way as the frame but I then went over with some Lindy's gang  Magicals here and there too,

I added a metal Label, added some twine to the ends, glued it in place then finished off my scene with a D/A Bird and a few flowers from my stash,

Well I hope you like it, it's my Paradise and would love to be there, lol

Products used;
Finnabair - impasto paint - Burlap, Mediterranean,
metallic paint - Emerald Ocean, Gold Rush
Stone Effect paste,
Art Stones,
Wax - Mint Sparkle,
Mechanicals - Antique Labels

Lindy's gang;
Flat magical - Ocean Breeze,
Magicals - Mermaid Seashells, Opal Sea Oats

Dusty Attic chipboards;
Fish net, Small ships wheel, birds, drift Wood,

The Resin Shop - Beach hut

Woodouts are having a DT call at the minute, why not check it out,

August Mood Board Challenge

Happy Crafting!!!


Jenny said...

REally really cute project. Loved it! Thanks for playing with us at Dusty Attic :)

Patricia said...

Oh Wow!!!! This is an amazing project! Loving all the textures and details and also the detailed description of your process....Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Dusty Attic...