She Sells Seashells

I had the urge to be creative and had a lot of fun making this beachy canvas. When I started this project, my plan was to do something with vintage dress pattern girls, but the more I layered, I started to see a beach take shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I started with a plain 8×10 canvas and just started applying some paint and layers of tissue paper. That’s when the sun took shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I used a piece of vintage wallpaper that I colored with Distress Inks and Spray to create the waves of the ocean.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

For the sand, I mixed some acrylic and craft paints with glass bead gel. The little beach-goers and lighthouse are from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection. I also added some tiny shells and a starfish.

I created the title using my vintage typewriter. After adding it to the canvas, I inked around it using a Distress Marker. I also inked around the lighthouse to add shadowing.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

To finish the canvas, I added burlap around the edges.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I had so much fun with this project, and I’m already making my next collage!

2 comments to She Sells Seashells

  • Audrey Pettit  says:

    Oh, how fabulous and fun this is! I absolutely adore your little beach scene here! The sun and waves and sand are just sooooo cool! And I love those little G45 beach goers. SO, SO cute!!

  • Mona Pendleton  says:

    Gorgeous project! What a beautiful scene that you created! The little seashells add a great touch!

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