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Judy G.
I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011


This is our little grandson, Eli, at the beach last year. He would not go near the water, but enjoyed sitting under the beach umbrella watching the others frolic in the waves. He dug in the sand. It was a cute photo, and so typical of him, that I decided to paint a picture around it. I used a small canvas frame and "painted" it by daubing VersaMagic Chalk Ink on the canvas to create sky, clouds, and a semblance of sand. Then I drew lines in the blue area to represent the ocean. I made a few fake sea shell using molding clay in forms and just letting them dry. I then painted them with pigment dust. The frame I made with regular white card stock that was chalked and then triple-embossed with thick clear embossing powder to make it look like a glossy frame. After I placed the picture in the frame I went ahead and stuck real shells and glass beads below the picture, securing them with Tacky Glue. I also used some stamping in the sand area, that randomly says "Near the sea we forget to count the days". It really didn't take that long, and this picture hangs on the wall in our bedroom.
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{Raechel} said...

WOW very beautiful you painted a perfect frame to this picture absolutely beautiful!

Missy said...

This is a gorgeous layout!! I love the way you used the shells and did the frame!! Oh---and I LOVE the header at the top of your blog!!!! ;)

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