Posted: May 11th, 2022 by

Beach Life | Mixed Media Project

Hello! Thanks so much for visiting our blog today. Jane us here with an awesome beach themed mixed media project tutorial for you today, featuring some of our fabulous new Summer release stamps and stencils: AT THE BEACH stamp set and SANDY FEET stencil, with our gorgeous layering dies.

Good Afternoon, it’s time for my latest Visible Image Design Team inspiration.

Today I am showcasing the Sandy Feet stencil from the Summer release.

and At The Beach stamp set.

plus die cuts using the fab layering dies:

Broken Mesh

and Torn Fishnet

I love sea themed mixed media pieces as they just smell of the sea to me, so that is what I decided to make!

This is what I got up to..

I took a piece of roughly A4 size corrugated packaging and pulled off some of the paper and also dug some rips into the surface using a dome headed tool (from my cake decorating stash!)

Using grit paste I smeared it around the edges

and whilst wet added a mixture of distress glitter and old embossing powders from my stash. I did NOT heat any of these. 

These gave a nice sandy/beach feel.

I die cut some mesh and fishnets using the Broken Mesh and Torn Fishnet layering dies with white card.

I cut the die cuts into pieces and stuck them around the edge of the canvas, adding a little vintage photo distress ink to the edges.

For the central panel I used grit paste through the large footprints and sentiment on the Sandy Feet stencil onto an off cut of Brushos inky card from my inky stash. The colours on this scrap are violet and aquamarine.

The sentiment shows up so well.

I then added a little watered down mustard seed distress paint to the footprints and the surrounding area.

Using my distress tool I roughened up the edges.

I stamped lots of the shells from At The Beach stamp set. using acorn Versafine Clair ink onto inky mop up card from my stash and cut them out.

It was then time to assemble my canvas. I stuck the panel in the centre and then arranged the shells. I added some bakers twine too. Some of the twine I threaded through the die cuts. Once I was happy with the placement I adhered the twine and shells in place using my glue gun.

So here is my finished seaside canvas which will be eventually hanging on my little granddaughter’s bedroom wall. She lives by the sea and like me loves everything sea themed. 

With a close up of the brilliant sentiment, which was designed to looks as though it was drawn in the sand ( and you can also see more of the twine I threaded though the die cuts).

and one final shot..

These sea themed products really are must haves for your stash and a little heads up about the sandy feet stencil… it also allows you to make cute baby cards. Such versatility! 

You will also find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

Back soon,
Bye for now. 
Jane x

This is amazing Jane! The vibrant colours, and all the texture and layers look wonderful. We so want to go to the beach now!! Thank you Jane ♡

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