Down by the Sea



Here it is August already and summer is coming to a close.  I wanted to do one last “summery” project.  And what better to do this with than the amazing paints and sprays by Art Anthology!

I took a piece of burlap ribbon and trimmed off the edging.  I frayed the clipped edges both along the top and bottom and on both ends.


I used Beacon’s fabric stiffener and shaped it in waves.  I used a heat gun to accelerate the drying.


Next, I used 3 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 Giant Tags by Ranger Ink and sprayed them with Colorations Lark.  Because the spray goes on smoothly,  I had to deliberately splotch large spots of the color. I  dabbed these with a paper towel.




I placed the formed burlap ribbon across the bottom of the 3 tags and sprayed with Colorations in Guacamole.  I over sprayed in several areas of the exposed tag and moved these pools of color with my heat gun to create more of a water color effect.



I removed the burlap ribbon saving it for later.


Using Sorbet in Mint Julip and a broad paint brush, I layered paint onto the edges of the tags leaving the inside edges untouched.  I also painted the edges of the burlap ribbon.



After I adhered the 3 tags to each other, I printed the Umbrella Girl digital images from Gecko Galz onto adhesive backed canvas paper and used soft colored pencils to enhance the color. I added these to the tags.

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I used ribbon I had previously dyed with 2 parts water to 1 part Colorations spray in Grass to the top and arranged the letters upon the ribbon.  Last, I used the colored burlap to form corners for the outside tags.


I hope you enjoy my Down by the Sea as much as I enjoyed creating it.  These are amazing products and I love using them all.


Art Anthology

Colorations in Lark, Grass and Guacamole

Sorbet in Mint Julip

Gecko Galz  

Umbrella Girls digital images

Ranger Inks

Giant tags

May Arts

burlap ribbon

narrow silk ribbon

Webster’s Pages

Storytellers letters GardenGala

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4 thoughts on “Down by the Sea

  1. Monica D

    I love it…love the soft colors…I gotta get me some of that sticky back canvas…very cool printing on that then cutting out….you always learn me all kinda new stuffs…
    love you

  2. Monica Lowrance

    very cool. I love the colors and how neat that you put the 3 tags together. I love how you used the burlap.


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