A Day at the Beach
May 25, 2014
Hi everyone! I’m here to share an Altoid tin I altered using the Beach Collection from the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month. I was at the beach a few weeks ago and let me tell you I didn’t want to leave. The weather was perfect…sunny with ocean breezes. My type of weather for sure. 🙂 So I wanted to create something using the mini seashells I had collected while walking on the beach and this is what I came up with.
For this project you will need an empty and clean Altoids tin.
I sponged gessoed over the whole tin. Let dry and added a second coat.
Next I painted Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint around the outer and inside edges of the tin and let dry. Then I painted over that with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let dry. You can speed up the process by using a blow dry. The paint should start cracking once it starts drying which gives it an old weathered look.
I cut from the Water Glitter Swirl cardstock four rectangles a little bit smaller than the tin, rounded, distressed and inked the edges. I adhered the striped side to the outside of the tin and water and wave side I adhered inside the tin.
I cut from the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square three “frames”, two from Glitter Starfish Cardstock and one from the Vanilla Fleur Glitter Cardstock. I adhered the two to the outside and one to the inside of the tin.
The outside I fussy cut one of the images from Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and the bathing suit girl I found on the internet. Adhered to the tops of the diecuts and then added sea life images I fussy cut from scrapbook paper, gauze, sequins, dew drops and real seashells. If you don’t seashells the Robin’s Nest has them in their shop for purchase.
I used some old alphabet stickers I have had forever to create the saying. Then I added sequins, dew drops, twine, gauze, cut outs, mini jar and real seashells to make the beachy little scene.
I fussy cut another bathing suits girls from the Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and used pop dots to adhere to the inside of the tin.
I fussy cut “waves” from the Water Glitter Swirl Cardstock added Stickles and stacked one in front of the other and glued down to give depth.
I adhered a small seashell, sequin and dew drop to the top of the tin to finish it off. This was an easy project to complete and I have plans to create another one in the near future.
Robin’s Nest: Water Glitter Swirl, Glitter Starfish Cardstock, Natural Seashells, Beach Dew/Tear Drops, Pearl Dew Drops, Vanilla Fleur Glitter Cardstock
Altered Pages: Before Bikinis Collage Sheet
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink
Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Beach Collection that is on sale this month. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!