Jennifer Snyder here today to give you my version of a sea escape a la Creative Embellishments.
The ocean is filled with wonder, beauty and a bit of mermaid magic.
I made a giant tag expressing my love of the ocean and it’s creatures.
The tag features some really amazing elements from Creative Embellishments.
The large tags from Creative Embellishments offer a perfect blank “canvas” for these darling chipboard pieces and for your fabulous imagination. They offer 5in x 10in of work space…that’s quite a bit!
Plus they come in packs of 3! Yep – what a value!
The sea turtle and mermaid chipboard pieces have gorgeous intricate details burned into the pieces that I wanted to highlight. In order to work with the chipboard details and not cover up the fine details, I decided to dab on liquid pearls to color the pieces different colors. I felt I was not skilled enough with acrylic paint to stay inside the tiny lines so I needed a different option to treat the chipboard.
Liquid Pearls come in an assortment of vibrant colors that do not bleed and run when applied to the chipboard. For me, these worked perfectly within the fine details of the chipboard pieces.
As a finishing touch once the liquid pearls were dry, I dabbed some Ranger Crackle Accents here and there over the top of the liquid pearls to provide the illusion of movement, especially in the seaweed and mermaid hair.
As the Crackle Accents dried, I sprinkled gold micro beads on the chipboard (fine glitter would be nice as well).
You can see how cool the Crackle Accents looks on the turtle shell and the mermaid tail in the next two shots below. The secret to using Crackle Accents is to let the medium dry thoroughly – without using the heat gun. For me, patience may be the biggest challenge when completing any project.
Patience you say????? Oh the horror of it!
Happy Crafting and thanks for visiting.
Where to shop?
You can shop for Creative Embellishments chipboard, veneers, flairs and more right here.
Creative Embellishments – Sea Turtles
Creative Embellishments – Fancy Oval frame Set