in which I have incorporated dozens of crafty techniques and products. Its a long post so just scroll down flipping through the photos and pause to read about any part you find interesting! Would love to have your comments though!
stack that had a beautiful image of a vintage ship sailing and used it to line my box. Used the dry brush technique to put shiny
splats all over the paper.
The water droplets
you see all over my box are actually made of resin
...and no I didnt purposely go ahead and make them but they are a result of resin spills during my resin experiments...they do look charming dont they?
|Golden Embossed Sun|
What is the sea with out the sun?!! I altered a chipboard sun with gold embossing powder
and gave a partial dabbing with acrylic gold paint
and a few drops of golden liquid pearls
The other corner of the box lid has a net [ recycled vegetable packaging!], more favorites from my shell collection , a shell shaped bead [from my daughter's bead jewelry making set] and a golden anchor.
On the front of the box is the beautiful and apt sentiment " Dream Big
" from the same paper collection. I think the oceans are so dreamy and inspiring and must have inspired many souls over the ages!
I made this beautiful oval resin embellishment
in clear resin and placed a turquoise oval surrounded by golden paper behind it to give it a multicolored hue! Wrapped a golden chain of rhinestone crystals around it to make it shimmer even more!
The shiny silver waves
are cut from glitter foam using a Cheery Lynn die and I added chunky blue glitter
along the edge of the lid.
The big pearly white "seaweed" was made using this mold and white
|Glue Gun Craft|
You can read how I did it here : Porcelain tutorial
|Glue Gun Crafts|
And yes hung a little lamp
to shed light during stormy dark nights !
And my favorite Resin Dolphin
which you saw in my Ocean Photo frame
I made all the Resin embellishments
in this project using local Resin [seen in the 2 big cans in the photo above] and silicon moulds [meant for chocolates!]. I have been experimenting with resin for some time now and its so addictive to make all the fun resin embellishments right at home. Will share a tips and tutorial post soon!
|Clay and Resin|
This is the side of the box and stars a clay star fish
I had made earlier and salvaged from our fish tank decoration project
|Metal Lamp Charm|
The shimmering green leaves were cut from textured foam
[ amazing what treasures you can get on a trip to the local market !] using Cheery Lynn olive branch and I hung the magic lamp
from a piece of pearl mat! I somehow always associate the sea with a bit of magic!
|Resin and Foam Craft|
The sea weed
is heat embossed chipboard and Cheery Lynn foam die cuts. All the glistening water droplets
are resin drops!
And that is the other side of the with a big Resin sea horse
surrounded by resin sea weeds
on a textured background !
The beautiful glistening little beads you see were created using glass beads gel
. You can read more about it here : Texture Media Experiments
When I made the Resin sea horse
and seaweeds seen here I added a bit of glitter before the resin set in the mould ! I added pearly blue acrylic paint on parts of the base of the seahorse so that the sea horse looks blue - green and shimmers when you look at it from different directions!
|Ocean Themed Box|
I hope you like my altered Ocean themed Box.