Friday, May 22, 2020

Life Is Better At The Beach

Memorial Day marks the official beginning of Summer. And, for many of us that means trips to the beach. Although, Summer may be a little different this year because of Covid 19, hopefully we can still get in some much needed beach time.

This beach themed project grew out of leftovers from another recent project...
You can view that project HERE.

I decided to turm the leftover blocks into beach cabanas.
I gave them all a coat of the color, Fluff, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
Then I added stripes using the colors, Cobalt, Florida Orange, Colonel Mustard, Tree Frog Green, & Honky Tonk Red.
 I added a little black along the stripes with the color, Caviar.

 On a wood board, I added some Dixie Belle Blue and Fluff, then used a damp rag to wash it onto the wood.

 I mixed some Sea Spray Texture Additive with the color Sand Bar to create sand & dunes.

 I put the "sand" on the lower portion of the board, then pressed the cabanas into it & set it aside to dry. 
 The Sea Spray held the cabanas in place long enough for me to turn the wood over and screw the cabanas into the board.
 I hand painted flags onto the tops of the cabanas.

 I cut a vinyl stencil using my Cricut Maker that reads, "Life is better at the beach." I used the color Fluff for the words then added a little black detail.

Life really is better at the beach and I hope you get a chance to enjoy it this Summer!

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  1. This is too cute!! I love all the details you included for texture and depth. So nice and will make anyone who spies it smile! Happy summer, jen

  2. I absolutely love beach cabanas and cabins with their stipes and bright, happy colors. This is such a happy piece. It just makes me smile. Thank you for sharing how you made it. ⛱️🏖️🌊🐚❣️🐙🦀🌺

  3. I hope we get to see the beach as well! Your cabana project is fun and playful and I love it! You really are a talented artist:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  4. Love this! I'm going to make one! Thank you.


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