Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hi everyone!  Melissa here with a 12 x 12 layout for Gina's Designs Lasercut Chipboard.

This is a photo of a beach in Greenport, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York.  Since it was taken in late September, I wanted to put a little Halloween in too.

 I first painted all the chipboard with gesso.  Then I painted on texture paste with a brush.  I only put a tiny bit on the sea horse.  I painted the chandelier with blue metallic acrylic paint, then glossy accents, then a little gold ink.  On the chains I painted on gold ink over silver glitter.  The flames have gold leaf on them.

 The crows were painted with black acrylic, then glossy accents, then gold mica powder and water.

  I went around the edges on a few of the pieces of chipboard with a black sharpie to make the colors stand out more.

The blue mermaid I painted with watercolors. I drew fish scales over blue paint on the dress, then put a little green gel pen on. To make the hair look like strands I scratched wet texture paste with a straight pin.  I painted the hair with gold mica powder and water, and followed that with a little purplish-blue mica powder.

On the green mermaid I put scales on by using a piece of netting and texture paste. I painted it with blue watercolor, then watered down green acrylic silk.  There is some green undiluted acrylic silk on the edges.  I rubbed in some gold mica powder on the whole surface.

The sand dollar I first painted with wet gold mica powder, then a little brown watercolor around the star part, to give a little definition.  I rubbed in pewter mica.  

The seahorse is brown watercolor. I added detail with a pencil, using a print of a seahorse as a guide.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Other products used:

Jaquard mica powders
Glossy Accents
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Stencil by Finnabair for Prima
DCWV paper,Travel
Swarovski flatback crystals
Tiny pieces of Vintaj
Jolees bling
Gloss Medium
Paper House Paper,Eastern Enchantment
Key Lime Acrylic Silk
Folk Art Metallic Periwinkle
Viva Modeling Cream in Pearl
Black Sharpie
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Embossing powders in gold, jeweled gold , clear silver
tumbled glass Distressed glitter , glass glitter
Toho beads, microbeads, seed beads

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