Friday, April 26, 2019

The Ocean Is Everything I Long To Be~

The Ocean Is Everything I Long To Be, Beautiful, Mysterious, Wild & Free!!
Today, I am sharing a Mermaid themed ATC and Shaker Box Holder that I created for the Reneabouquets April ATC Swap for my partner Tina Goodwin. Tina is an amazing artist herself, and does some of the most gorgeous color work on her art, so I wanted to create something for her that had multiple colors and that just took a lot of time to get really detailed, because I know that she can appreciate the work that goes into that kind of attention to color, texture and dimension.

I grabbed a Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Shaker Box Kit, and put it together, using some Seaside Cottage Papers on the back side instead of the acetate sheet that comes with it.

I filled the Shaker Box with Beautiful Bits Starfish Kisses that I marker colored, Beautiful Beads Iridescent Pearl Mermaid TailsMermaid Shard Glitter Glass, and the little Shell Bits that come with the Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Salty Little Mermaid. Then I painted the entire box with some Gold Metallic Paint.

For the Top Layer, I used the Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Seashell Scroll Frame that I created to fit the Small Shaker Box,

First, I inked the BBoard in a teal color, and then heat embossed the frame in 4 different color layers of embossing powders for a multi-dimensional color look. The embossing powders also add that really nice rough texture that gives the BBoard such a nice dimensional look.

To decorate the Shaker Box Holder, I added a 
I did multiple layers of coloring with markers, glitter paints and metallic paints to add lots of color and detail to her. I loved creating this piece as a product and as a piece that goes onto my art!!
I surrounded her with some flowers from this set:
Mermaid Tails Mini Mulberry Paper Flower Set and tucked in a shell from this Trinket Set:

Here you can see all the painting on her tail up close.

For the top of the box, I took the
heat embossed it, added on flowers from this set:
and topped the holes with some 

For the ATC part of the set, I started with a
Shell ATC Tag Set that I heat embossed with multiple color layers.

The Frame & Mermaid are from the Teal Mermaid Trinkets  Set, 

I used alcohol inks for multi-layer color the mermaids tail and the frame, and added on some of the Beautiful Beads Iridescent Pearl Mermaid Tails and a purple shell to the frame.

For the waves below the Mermaid I took some Squiggly Beautiful Bits , heat embossed them and layered them on and then accented them with some

I then tied the teal glass orb from the Teal Mermaid Trinkets  with hemp rope to the loop in the mermaid charm.

Here is the back side. The Shards are:

To create the "pocket" I two tone inked a Beautiful Board Bee Hive Elements
and glued it to the back side of the Shaker Box, and popped my ATC inside.

 I really enjoyed creating this fun, colorful piece and I hope you have enjoyed your peek at my project!! Hugs ~Renea

Products Used On This Project That You Can Find At
Mermaid Tails Mini Mulberry Paper Flower Set
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Paper (SOLD OUT)
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Paper (SOLD OUT)
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Products Used From My Stash:
Embossing Powders
Metallic Paint

Alcohol Inks

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