Monday, July 9, 2018

Beach & Seashells


Hello!!!  This art journal page is created in the Dylusions large journal and is for the More Than Words July Challenge which is Beach & Seashells.  Beach is the word inspiration which means you have to say how the word inspired you and/or use the actual word on your project.  Seashells is the creative challenge which means you have to use seashells in some form on your project.  I chose to use actual shells and also used a stencil of a nautilus.  While Krista was here on vacation we spent time working on this challenge.  My page was almost finished when she left.  I just had to glue all the pieces on.  


All the paint I used on my page is PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.  The "sand" is Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder (Dirty Sand).  The nautilus stencil is DecoArt/Andy Skinner (Fossil).  The water splash and dots stencils used in the background are Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz.  I stenciled the nautilus using Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) mixed with a little pink paint for a very light pink color.  After the paste was dry, I put the stencil back on and added the light brownish color with Distress Ink, dried it, put the stencil back on and sprayed it with Mica Spray, Pearl (Ranger).  The "footprints" are an old stamp.  I stamped them on Plain Tim Holtz Collage Paper using Archival Ink.  After gluing the footprints to the "beach", I added another layer of the Dirty Sand Baked Texture covering the edges of the paper and getting somewhat close to the footprints.  Love it!!!  After gluing on the shells and charms I also added some Beadazzles (tiny holeless beads and sequins).  






8 comments:

Rosalie Duke-Stanley said...

I love your wonderful textured background. Thank you so much for joining us at the More Than Words challenge

Krista Hentges said...

Turned out great!!! I love the little added texture and embellishments that you added after I left. I think the water splashes hidden in the background are still my favorite part, I just love how it came out!!

France Ringuette said...

Perfect... just perfect Art Journal page. Love the sand effect. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words & good luck.

langeatheart said...

Stunning journal page! It has captured the essence of our challenge perfectly! All the best from MTW! :)

Seth said...

Loving this Wanda. Really makes me feel like I am at the shore.

Martina Stoycheva said...

Perfect interpretation of our challenge. Lovely backround and texture. Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words.

Nicole Doiron said...

This is super adorable. Love the stenciled background and all those mini colorful seashells! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

Mary Catt said...

Amazing page and great take on! Loved the background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at More Than Words!