It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog to share a project I made using awesome wood embellishments from the Unique Laser Designs Store. I know school is staring soon (if not already), but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer so fast!
A friend of ours gave us this cool Beach Photo Holder a couple of years ago. When I saw the new wood pieces at Unique Laser Designs-I was so excited! I knew what I could use them for!
I started off painting the photo holder with Salty Ocean Distress Paint. I painted the base with Scattered Straw.
I painted the shells with gesso first. Then for the first 3 (left to right) I painted them with spun sugar. I outlined them with a worn lipstick distress marker (Thanks Tim Holtz for the idea!) and then I used Star Dust Stickles to outline the outlines (hehe). Then I used black soot distress ink around the outside of each piece.
For this shell I added a little Shaded Lilac distress ink with my finger. Just to add a little something.
For this shell-I actually painted it with an orange and white paint mix. I wanted it to be coral. I didn't use a marker for the outlines-just the Stickles.
For the sand-I made the sand using Tim Holtz's recipe and technique here. I love this! He is just brilliant! I did have to substitute 2 things-I used Stampendous black embossing powder and a generic gold glitter. But other than that everything else is the same. The Antique Linen distress embossing powder is a must because it give it the sandy color. (I personally don't have anything comparable.)
I don't have any pictures from making sand-it's a messing process. :)
For the dolphin I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's micro glitter sonic silver. They have a brushable glue-and that is what I used to adhere the glitter.
So here is my finished Beach Photo Holder. This is outside. By the pool. LOL! I don't live close enough to the beach for a quick photo.
And here is the photo holder in the photo box. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time my friends...get your towels and sunscreen! ;) Summer isn't over yet!