Trinkets of The Sandy Beach

Hi. As I promised in my previous blog, I am going to explain how “Trinkets of The Sandy Beach” has been made.

  1. I planned the layout/the arrangements of the seashells. I thought of a story.

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2. Actually, I forgot to take photos after the arrangement. Let me explain what happened. I painted the seashells separately with copper, bronze and gold colors. Then, I paint the background. If you look closely, you will notice some white shining tiny particles. I put white glue onto the surface of the canvas and sprinkled the white dust on top of it. It gave some rough texture which is good for sand feeling.

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3. I use hot glue to create the fishing net look. I know it looks messy, but I love how it turned out. I wait until it cold first before I start to paint it.

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4. For this part, as you can see. In order to create deep impressions on the wave and the beach, I sprinkle the white shiny dust on the wet paint. After it dried partially, I paint again on the top of glued white dust. I continue until I satisfied with the result.

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5. Here, I began to glue all my seashells and beads together on the canvas.

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6. Final result:

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I really enjoyed making this piece. I discovered few new things, such as creating the rough sandy look on the canvas and discover new kind of way using hot glue.

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Took approximately, 6 hours to complete this.

“A crowd of seashells were awaiting their turn to be gathered in the fishing net.”

Until we meet again in my next artwork. See ya!

Β©Cha Niki