Sunshine and Smiles

Sunshine and Smiles

Good morning!
I captured this photo of my hubby of the little smirk he will give me, not a big full smile but a smirk at one of our local beaches.
I began by covering the paper with clear gesso.  I then tore pieces of paper and randomly adhered them.
I mixed some purple powder with texture paste and ran it over a circle stencil.
I colored some cheesecloth next and adhered it to the papers.  I started adding the flowers then seashells, microbeads, and clear gems.
For the title piece I covered it in gesso then added some teal mist, then over top some brown mist that I painted on then rubbed off with a paper towel so the teal also showed through

 

For teh Beach Trading coins, I began by covering them in a layer of white gesso, then painted on some light purple mist and wiped it away so the coins looked distressed.
For the stitched border I also used gesso and teal mist
Thanks for stopping by,

Filled Under : Laura Gilhuly DT

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