Hello all you lovelies!
Today I have a bit of a lengthy but OH SO FUN project for you, using some gorgeous Prima products. Come along to my little under-the-sea vignette!
Prima flowers - various styles
Prima Relics and Artifacts
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Paints - Dark Forest and Dragon's Eye
Assorted acrylic paints
Altered Pages collage sheet
Ephemera and paper - I used from my stash, shells, shell glitter buttons, gold stickers, colored mosses, gold micro glass balls, Dew Drops, pearl beads, etc.
Substrate - paper mache book from my stash. You could use any sort of box or shadow box too.
DAY ONE - My supplies at the ready. I never use everything and sometimes I use things that aren't pictured here, but I like a variety to start with and then I just use my imagination.
First, I picked out a shell shape and a figurine from the Prima Relics and Artifacts resin pack. I painted both of them with Prima Gold metallic paint.
I let that dry then I used a bit of white on a dry brush and went over the surface. Letting that dry, I followed up with a bit of brown color in places and blended it in. This combination, allows shadows and high lights so you can see more detail on the shell. I used a glossy aqua blue glaze on the figurine to make it look aged.
Now I cover the inside of the box with my paper. Here I have a cool water themed paper with raised flocked bubbles. I use matte medium to adhere it.
Next, I used a dimensional product, similar to moulding paste but with some sandy texture added in. This made a great sea-bed floor. That takes awhile to dry too. Make sure you do let it dry overnight or at least for 6-8 hours before painting or adding any embellishments. If you do not let it dry, you can get cracking, which isn't a big deal, you just don't want it to happen after you have added a bunch of stuff and then have to fix it after. Patience is a trait I have had to learn the hard way - LOL
DAY TWO - After letting things dry overnight, I painted the edges of the book cover with Prima green metallic paint.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project. As always, if you have any questions, please comment below and I will be happy to answer!