Of course this isn't my last post of the year, I have got some crimbo posts as well. Today is a journal page and is a full tutorial of a nice peaceful beach. Don't forget if you comment on any of the 6 posts showcasing Dina's products then you will have a chance of winning in the giveaway (picture at the bottom). There is a full product list at the end of the post, I have linked the products to That's Crafty which is a UK shop that I get all my Dina products from :-). All products are Dina's unless stated.
Here is my super calm beach scene :-)
Some close up pics
Step by Step ......................................
Here is the burlup page ready for adding some sand!!!
I used Prima 3D Heavy Gel with a palette knife
I covered the whole page with sand and let it set overnight.
The sand is toy sand.
I wasn't over impressed with the finished result.
So I tried again. I used Dina's Gel Medium
Then mixed loads of sand in it until it was solid.
Next I added more Dina gel medium.
Then I added the sand I mixed
This is when it was dried overnight.
I used some watered down cheddar to colour the page. I was going to use
umber as well but didn't in the end.
Next I mixed a bit of umber with the cheddar and glazing medium.
I added this colour with a brush in areas then used a wipe to wipe some of it off.
On the other page I used Stencil mighty waves and Ranger texture paste.
Next I played around with what colours I would use.
I mixed ocean and everygreen and sky with turquoise.
I painted the waves and sprayed water in areas.
I sprayed Ranger Perfect Pearl Mists - turquoise on the sea and heirloom gold on the
I used cheesecloth for the waves.
I painted the waves with white.
For the sky I used white with sky, lapis, and turquoise.
While the sky dried I used some white on the waves
I added a second coat with the same colours.
I painted some starfish with ruby and blushing
I added a touch of sterling on the top and then wiped some off.
I crushed some bought shells.
I added some white clouds.
I added the starfish and shells with 3D gel.
I added some darker colours to the waves - ocean and a bit of evergreen.
I added some night with a sponge.
Then reworked the sky with the earlier colours and white.
Next some more clouds.
I wanted to darker the wave colours so I added some night and then glazing medium.
I added the paint
Then reworked it with a dry brush.
I did these to also make shadows around the waves.
This is what it looked like after all the shadowing had been done.
I mixed ruby and everygreen with some cheddar to make a darker sand colour.
I then added shading to the sand.
I decided that the starfish needed more sparkle so I used some Prima
acrylic paint in coral reef.
I then added the wording with Idea-ology label letters and
used a stabilo pencil in black to shade around them.
Right I shall be off. I will be drawing the winner Monday evening at 6pm GMT. I will then let the winner know Monday evening. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx
Products linked to That's Crafty where I get all my Dina products from in the UK.
Dina's Products -
Mediums - white gesso, gel medium, glazing medium
Stencils - mighty waves
Paints - cheddar, umber, ocean, evergreen, sky turquoise, ruby, blushing, white, night, sterling
Other Products -
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - label letters
Prima 3D gel
Ranger texture paste
Prima Art alchemy acrylic paint Coral
Ranger Perfect Pearl Mists - turquoise, heirloom gold
Sand, cheesecloth, starfish embellishments, shells
Stabilo black pencil