Saturday 19 May 2018

Ocean Waves

This month at Frilly and Funkie the challenge is Surf's Up.  I worked on two canvases, used clay seashells, cheesecloth, and art stones to create a faux surf and rocks.
I started by gluing down clay seashells, I make these with polymer clay and silicone molds.  Between the seashells I smeared on some 3D matte gel then sprinkle on art stones.  The cheesecloth is the fun part, rip and shred cheesecloth then paint with sculpture medium.  Shape across canvas and form into waves crashing into the rocks.  With the sculpture medium you can make ridges with the cheesecloth and it dries like that.  Glue down some art pebbles in the cheesecloth "water"

Once dry add some magicals, steampunk sepia along seashells and shore, guten tag teal in waves.  Sprinkle on magicals then spray with water to activate, move canvases around to move color. Dry

Next in the top corner use Lindy's Time Travel Teal, again sprinkle on then spray with water to activate.  Here I also used a paintbrush to cover the entire left top corner.  To make the sand darker I used Primary Elements Burnt Umber.  Again sprinkle on, activate with water then paint corner and into seashells with a brush.

Next paint all those FAB ridges with Pearl Alchemy Paint like an actual wave.  Also paint seashells and art pebbles with pearl paint, adds a little shimmer.

Finally, using embossing ink refill and a paint brush, paint along seashells and in between.  Sprinkle on stampendous aged gold embossing enamel, heat set. Once done I cut apart the canvases, but i preferred them as one.  Oh well.

Here you can see all those FAB ridges.

Love how ripping up the cheesecloth looks.

Seashells and "sand"

Turned out fantastic.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love that you made each of those little seashells. Wonderful job. I especially love the way they are laying in the sand and being washed by the ocean...

  2. Wow! I love this piece so much! The texture is just fabulous! Wonderful use of beachy colors and imagery, too! Thanks for sharing the process photos, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Surf's Up!" Challenge!

  3. Congratulations on being one of Frilly and Funkie's Top Three! Beautiful work, as always!

  4. These waves work so well. The whole thing is very evocative of the lush turquoise blue sea. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to see MMM wrapping up but I'm sure you will continue to inspire and who knows what new projects lie ahead its always fun to move on. x Amanda