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Seahorse Wonder by Liz Marsden

Seahorse Wonder by Liz Marsden

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I'd show you how I decorated a MDF Seahorse I have in my stash, using mixed media I got from The Mad Scrapper

I love Seahorses and used stencils, paints, metal embellishments and Dusty Attic chipboard to add textures and interest to the main shape.

I started off with some Finnabair modelling paste stencilled through a Finnabair Ornate Lace Stencil, I love how this accentuated the eye.

When dry I added all the embellishments. I added cut down pieces of the D/A fish net panel, with some other metal pieces from my stash.

I used D/A Coral#1 and Coral#2 for middle section along with some Finnabair Mechanicals Steampunk Gears.

On the tail section I used some D/A Seaweed and more metal embellishments. All the embellishments I fixed onto the base with Finnabair Heavy Body Gel.

When dry I painted over with Finnabair Impasto Acrylic paint in Jade and Azure randomly over the Seahorse, I went over again in some areas to create depth and variety of the colours, then I used some Patina effect pastes in Blue and Mint green.

Again when dry I went over here and there with some Finnabair waxes in Old Denim and Mint Sparkle,  and a light dabbing of white gesso here and there over the top too, it's a shame as the photos on here don't show how fab it looks.

The Mad Scrapper


Heavy White Gesso

Heavy Body gel

Impasto Acrylic Paint Azure

Impasto Acrylic Paint Jade

Ornate Lace Stencil

Modelling Paste

Patina Effect Paste - Blue

Patina Effect Paste - Mint green

Mechanicals - Steampunk Gears

Wax - Mint Sparkle 

Wax - Old Denim


Dusty Attic:



Seaweed #1

Happy Crafting!!

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