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I'm here today with a project which I've loved creating.

I love under the sea projects and Seahorses are one of my favourites, so I've used a few Finnabair mixed media and Dusty Attic chipboard products on a reverse canvas frame.

I took a Cobblestone stencil and some modelling paste and stencilled the lower outer frame to give a little texture, and let this dry.

I then painted the reverse of the canvas frame with some different colours of Finnabair blue and green acrylic paints. These I watered down in places with a lot of water on my brush to give variations of colour too, and set aside to let this dry.

I took this adorable Dusty Attic Sea Horse and added some mechanicals Steampunk Gears along with some Dusty Attic corals cut down, then a few metal embellishments from my stash. I glued these on with some Finnabair Heavy Body Gel, then I left them to dry.

When they had set I got some of the fabulous Patina effect pastes using the blue and green colours and added the colour by stippling it on with a brush. I went over with the colours in places for added depth, then later I went over parts with some waxes in Old Denim and Mint Sparkle.

I built up some layers for the underwater scene by adding some cloth type fabric I have in my stash which I painted with two colours of Dusty Attic acrylic paints in Pesto and Forrest, (you can see this behind the seahorse's head), then built up layers of  Dusty Attic Corals. These I painted with Heavy White Gesso first then when wet added some mini Art Stones over the top. Then when dry I painted over with the D/A paints.

I added some Air Dry Clay Stars from a Finnabair Mould but shaped them before drying to look more starfish (hopefully) in shape. These I painted with some of the Patina paste then went over with the Old Denim Wax.

On the other side I did similar but first I added a cut down section of D/A  Fish Net Panel, to this I added the pastes too. Again I added some of the Coral with some more of the starfish!! When dry I glued some seashells and moss from my stash.

After fixing the Seahorse in place I added some 49 and Market Wishing Bubbles in Minty Breeze in a couple of places to give an added bit of interest,


Heavy Body Gel

Impasto acrylic - Azure

Impasto acrylic -Mediterranean

Impasto acrylic - Jade

Patina Effect Paste - Blue

Patina Effect Paste - Mint green

Heavy body White Gesso

Stone Effect Pastes - Pumice 

Wax- Old Denim

Wax - Mint Sparkle

Stars and Moon Mould

Cobblestone Stencil

Mini Art Stones

Modelling Paste

 Mechanicals Steam Punk Gears


Dusty Attic:

Seahorse #1

Coral #1

Coral #2

Seaweed #1

Fish Net Panel

Acrylic - Forrest 

Acrylic - Pesto


49 And Market - Wishing bubbles / Minty Breeze


Happy Crafting!!


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Louise - October 15, 2020

That is lovely. I love that colour palette and I love ocean themes. 😍

Liling - October 15, 2020

Fabulous project Liz, love the sea theme and how you’ve created the different layers and effects 😍

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