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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November mid-month tutorial



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Hello everyone, Sammy here with the November mid-month tutorial.

As you may have seen at the beginning of the month, I altered an MDF plaque this month, and it turned out like this: 



So, how did I make it? First of all, I took a blank plaque from Inkylicious, and painted it using acrylic paints and crackle medium.


Next I hunted through my stash for some seashells and driftwood, and arranged them to my liking.


A large pearl adds a little extra interest, as does the small "message in a bottle".


The seaweed was die-cut from Coredinations cardstock with First Edition dies, and distressed using sandpaper. using more than one shade of green adds depth and interest.


Next, I mixed some seed beads in a few different "sea" colours. A little goes a long way, and you can always make more. which is preferable to making far too much and then trying to separate them again!


I added the beads to the "ocean floor" and the driftwood, to make it look like algae.


A small starfish adds a pop of colour...


Next I printed and added a sea related quote (yes, it's from The Little Mermaid. I like it, so there!), and finally added some glass dew drops in different sizes as bubbles.


And there you have it. One sea-themed MDF plaque.


I hope you like it!

Don't forget to come and play with us this month. we're looking forward to seeing your gorgeous makes!

Have a fantastic day,

Sammy-x