Friday, 29 July 2016

SDC253 - Beach or Sea

SDC253- Beach or Sea
Soooooo, it's been a long few days.
 The girls are at home for six weeks solid as the summer holidays are well under way and already they are bored!
Moving swiftly on the new challenge over at Stampotique was set, beach  or sea! This is what the team at Stampotique had to say.
"The beach is always such a fun and relaxing place to be. Whether its sun or just fun in the sand and surf, lets see your best beach themed projects this week".
With this in mind my project is a sort of "tile" I guess, my inspiration being a sandy beach.
What do you find lots of on a beach?
Sand, pebbles and shells so I've made a mini sand sculpture. (Just in case you can't tell).

 I began by rolling a ball of paper clay and flattening it into a circular  shape with a brayer to provide a nice flat surface to stamp my head into.
Prior to stamping I used an anti static power bag to dry the surface of the stamp and ensure an easier release.
This is what my sand sculpture should resemble (ish).
A shell was added and pressed into the paper clay image while still damp then left to dry out.  A layer of texture powder was added all over using soft gel medium on the tile to create a sandy effect followed by various sized art stones infilling the stamped area to create the hair and other features.
Distress re-inkers added shading and tones of brown (sandiness).
Its actually a lot darker in real life. More shells were added around the rim of the tile.
There you have it something a little different and well, odd, I may revisit it and do a little more but for now I'm out of time and energy.
 For lots more inspiration hop on over to the Stampotique blog here and also check out the great new stamps available.
 Sue X


  1. Hi, What a wonderful and innovative use of your Stampotique stamp!!!Amazing result too :D Thank you so much for joining us at Stampotique designers Challenge :D

  2. Wow. This is cool and clever and definitely very beachy!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. Awesome!
    So glad you joined in with us at Stampotique :)

  4. How absolutely unique! Thanks for playing at Stampotique!

  5. Great idea, love the beachy details
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge

    Jools x

  6. This is very clever ! Great project. Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  7. Okay, this is seriously creative. Well done!! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers beach challenge.


Thanks so much for leaving a comment, I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Along with everyone on Blogger I need to comply with the new Data Protection legislation (GDPR). Any comments left here are with your consent that your name & comment are visible to anyone who visits my blog and that you accept that your personal information is being used for that specific purpose.