It's been a while but I'm back from a fabulous holiday in Portugal where the main theme was sun, sea and sand. Before the tan fades and it becomes a distant memory I wanted to try and capture a little of the magic.
Now I'm back and I'm pretty sure the holiday will be influencing my work for the next few weeks. In this piece I tried to capture a bit of the sea and even added a few shells brought back from the beach.
The base is simply a piece of cardboard and a few die cut letters.
After picking at the card and sticking on the letters I gave it a quick coat of gesso before my paint layer.
I wiped over some Distress paint in Tumbled glass and stamped the lace border across the letters using the Lace and Doily set by Finnabair. I love this set and even though the stamping came out unevenly as you can see below, I wasn't too bothered as it just looked like torn lace.
I added the shells and some jute along with a dried piece of coral then wrapped wire and beads around the whole piece for a bit of bling.