Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun in the Sun Wall Hanging

Hello chippie fans.  Barbara here, and I am so glad you stopped by today because I have a really "fun in the sun" related project for you.  I love this Beach Shape Set from Gina's Designs Lasercuts, and I just knew I had to make a wall hanging of some sort for summer.  Not interested in making a wall hanging?  Well, can you just see these in your summer vacation scrapbook pages?  They would be truly awesome!

After choosing my chipboard pieces, I painted them all with white gesso and let dry.  My final layout changed a bit, but this was a good start.
I painted the open circle piece with Vintage Mustard chalk ink and let dry.  Then I spritzed it with Pink Grapefruit Shimmering Mist and water to let it spread and blend. Set aside to dry.

Next, I began work on the anchor chipboard piece.  I added some dimensional designs to it with the Scribbles black 3D paint.  Any color can be used for this part because it will ultimately get covered up.
When that paint dried, I was able to gesso over the lines.  I painted the whole anchor with English Red Oxide acrylic paint.  Then, to make it really rusty, I brushed on gel medium and sprinkled the Stampendous Rust embossing powder over it, heat setting with my heat gun.  (See closeup below).
Lay mesh drywall tape over lighthouse chipboard and spread light molding paste over it. 
 Remove tape and let dry.
Paint lighthouse with white acrylic paint and add a very light wash of water and black acrylic paint.  Paint the tower and shed with Cadmium Red mixed with Burnt Umber.
The colors used on each chipboard piece are listed below.

Open circle chipboard - Vintage Mustard chalk paint, Pink Grapefruit Shimmering Mist, water
Large anchor chipboard - English Red Oxide, covered with Rust Embossing Powder and Elements
Starfish - Cadmium Red Hue acrylic paint & Pink Grapefruit Shimmer Mist
Clam Shells - Quinacridone Violet wash, Cadmium Red Hue & Pink Grapefruit Shimmer Mist
Lobsters - Cadmium Red Hue mixed with Burnt Umber
Adirondack chair - Burnt Umber wash
Life Preserver - Titanium white,  Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Umber wash
Nautilus shells - Cerulean Blue
Sand Dollars - Namorado shimmer mist
Grass & Foilage - Yellow Ochre, Olive Pastel, and Chestnut Roan chalk ink
Relax - Cerulean Blue and Turquoise glass glitter

Turquoise glass glitter was added to the word "Relax" and as accents around the shells at the bottom.  I glued the netting to the back of the open circle, adding a few shells to the net to appear as if they were caught in it.  The sisal was added to the anchor, as shown.    

Supplies used:

Radiant Rains Shimmering Mists:  Pink Grapefruit; Namorado

DecoArt fluid acrylic paints:  Titanium white,  Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Violet, Carbon Black
Anchor shaped chipboard
Open circle shaped chipboard
Relax wooden word
Light Molding Paste
Mesh drywall tape
Scribbles 3D Paint (any color)
Vintage Mustard Chalk Paint
Rust Embossing Powder and Elements (Stampendous)
Colorbox chalk ink pads:  Chestnut Roan, Yellow Ochre, Olive Pastel
Nautical netting
Natural Sisal rope
Turquoise glitter glass

And here are a few more closeups of each section.       

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to visit Gina's Designs Lasercuts for all of your chipboard needs.  She has such a wonderful collection, and each set is simply out of this world!!!  Okay, did I say I love chipboard?  {smiles}

Have a wonderful, crafty weekend everyone!  And be sure to stop by the blog for a constant supply of inspiration!


  1. I love the added details to give texture you used on the lighthouse and the anchor.. Very awesomely done Barb

  2. Love all of the detail Barbara!


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