Friday, 17 August 2012

Beside the Seaside

Hello I have a paper project to share today. 

I took a small canvas to create a keepsake for my Uncle's 60th birthday. I reversed it and covered it in a layer of book pages. When dry I gave it a coat of gesso and added some stencilled paint and a touch of blue distress ink. 

The reversed side gives the perfect nook to create a scene and for this I chose to recreate the seaside. I cut lots of waves from different coloured blue papers and used some of my shell collection to create a seabed. I could have used some photo editing software to colour the ring but for ease I coloured it using promarkers. Washi tape makes very simple bunting with some bakers twine and for the last finishing touch a pinwheel.


.......beside the seaside, beside the sea.

10 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Great idea to reverse the canvas like this.

debs14 said...

How clever! And what a lovely project.

Louise said...

what a clever idea.. it's fab, your uncle will love it x

Kate said...

Such a cool idea Amanda, it's so lovely! x

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab canvas. I bet he loved it.

Sian said...

I bet it goes down a treat!

Alana said...

This is simply fab! I love it:))))

Glen said...

Oh I LOVE this Amanda...the saying is one of my very favourite and I use it a LOT. *Ü* Love how you have turned it around and used the reverse - clever you. TFS. ~Glen~

alexa said...

Very cleverly done, Amanda - I love those waves!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Amanda, this is adorable! I love that you used the reverse side for that sweet little nook. Thanks for the inspiration here!