I am back with some exciting news to share. My cards have been published in Making Cards Magazine August Issue.It is my first feature for them and i hope the first of many. I love to see my work in print as it feels like have achieved something, I used the MDF nautical shapes by Things to Alter. You can find a full tutorial in the magazine so i will just mention a few things here.
The papers are from the Gecko Galz and are part of the Seaside Splendor kit. They are digital papers so print them off a bit smaller then A5 to get the proportions correct.
I took the portal and painted it using a mix of DecoArt Crafters Acrylic in Mocha and orange. It doesn't matter if the paint is fully mixed as rust is a mixture of tones. The rough look is created by sprinkling on cinnamon powder while you add the paint. Once dry i rubbed it over with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle.
I love to add shelf adhesive pearls to the shells because it gives them a vintage feel
A close up of the rust effect
My second card was created by layering up the Crafters Acrylic and then going over the dry paint with weathered wood. I then repeated the process to get the peeled paint.
The flip flops by Clearly Besotted are so cutr
I think this is my favourite mainly because i love lighthouses and no trip to the seaside would be complete without them.
Again i used the combination of Crafters Acrylic an weathered wood to create the peeled effect.
The circle is plain blue card stock that i rubber Turquoise Metallic Luster over to tone down a bit.
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