Sunday, May 24, 2015

Beach Canvas Video Tutorial {Shimmerz Paints & Dusty Attic Designs}

Hi All! I'm so happy to share with you today some summery fun with Shimmerz Paints and Dusty Attic chipboard! I'm super excited because I just recently got my nice stash of  Dusty Attic chippies in the mail, and I am head over heals in love with the new scripty titles Jennifer Hedger just released! One of my favorites from the new selections is the Word Pack the soothing summery words!  I used one of them for this beach canvas.  And so much fun to get out my Shimmerz Paints again and get playing!

Shimmerz Paints Used in this project:
~ Taupe of the World Spritz
~ Don't Be Suede Coloringz
~ Glorious Day Vibez
~ Jeni B Bleu Vibez
~ Oh Say Can U Sea Coloringz
~ Lime Shimmerz
~ Olive Green Shimmerz
~ Golden Wheat Shimmerz

Dusty Attic Products used on this page:
~ Crooked Fence
~ Word Pack #10
~ Anchors
~ Seagulls
~ mini Seagulls
~ Grass Clusters #1

I used the Dusty Attic Inspiration Board as a jumping off spot for my canvas design, I just love this months serene peaceful colors and words!  And I easily found the colors I wanted to match it in my Shimmerz stash ....If you haven't played along this month, there still is time!  Just be sure to link your project to the right column of the Dusty Attic Blog to be entered into the challenge and have a chance at the AWESOME monthly prize!

So, rather than explain each step in creating this canvas I thought I'd share another Video Tutorial so you can just sit back relax and watch! Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial today, I had lots of fun making it!  Here are a few close-ups that you can view at your leisure....

Here you can see some of the chipboard designs close-up so you can see in more detail how I finished the chipboard designs.  I also made a few embellishments out of air dry clay (Martha Stewart, ...the Starfish and barnacles).

I just love the crooked fence design!  This is my first time using this chippie and I love the way it looks for this beach scene!

I added some sand color seed beads to the beach area just for a little added texture to the canvas.

Here you can see a close up of the title chippie and the stamp work I added using my own stamp design (peeled paint)....the stamp can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries.

I was really happy with the way the anchor came out too!  I used some 3D Bronz metalic paint on the anchor and then spritzed it with Shimmerz Taupe of the World Vibez paint.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and hope you feel inspired to enter the Dusty Attic May Inspiration Board challenge!  You can find Dusty Attic Chipboard direct from the Dusty Attic Website - or in North America at and

NOTE: If you are looking to order some of these yummy paints I used you can find them HERE.  Be sure to mention my name "Gabrielle" in the message to merchant/seller part of your order to get your FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paint product!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for the lovely comments, I appreciate and read them all! xo


Kathy Bradley said...

I am at a loss for words - which is unusual for me. I think this canvas might be my favorite - I love the sea and you have really brought it to life on your canvas. Watching the video, I kept thinking I am going to order each of the supplies that Gabi used and try it myself. I truly love this gorgeous and peaceful canvas, Gabi! Wow.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly GORGEOUS, absolutely love it!!! :)

Naomi said...

That scene is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful, relaxing scene, Gabi!

Four11Lady said...

Oh my! This is such an exquisite work of art! I LOVE it!!!!

Happycolors and Granny Gee... That's Me! said...

Oh my, such beautiful work!

Martie Rollin said...

Love this project! Just had to watch the entire video to see how you layered this delightful scene. LOVE all the dimensional pieces attached with gel medium...gonna have to give this product a try. Barnacles and glass beads are beautiful additions to the scene. Well done!

Romy said...

Wowzers, this looks stunning! You've captured the beach theme really wonderfully!

A Paper Palette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing your beautiful pieces!!

smokeysmom said...

Love the beach themed canvas - it's perfect! I love that metallic, dimensional paint you used on the anchor! And, adding the white molding paste to the sea really helps to show waves. Another beautiful canvas:)

Beverley said...

You have done so well with the Dusty Inspiration Board Gabi - the colors are divine. Your stamp looks so effective and just love your bead work!

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is so beautiful and beach you! I love how you continues the chippies and details on the sides of the canvas too! Loved the video! This makes me long for the beach now!

Sandy said...

I really do love this canvas and I am definitely going to make one especially since I just moved to the beach!! Thanks for the tutorial!
Sandy xx

Unknown said...

I just love this canvas. Anything with a beach theme is exactly where I wish I could be. haha. As a beginner and nervous to put my toe in the mixed media world, what paints would you recommend to start with. There's so many kinds and I find it a bit overwhelming
If you ever do classes or seminars I would love to be a student. Thanks for all your beautiful creativity.

Janie said...

That turned out beautifully. I was at the beach a couple of weeks ago and you've got it down!

Stempelhexe said...

Hallo Gabrielle,

dein Keilrahmen ist wunderschön geworden.


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Gabrielle.
This is a one word comment - fabulous.
Maureen xx

Conniecrafter said...

Another Awesome project, we went out yesterday and bought some bo bunny paints to try the technique you did in the last video :)

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Gabrielle what a gorgeous layout again. I love the beach scene and all the beautiful details. Wonderful colours you have used.
LG Petra

mamablitger said...

Gabrielle I always want to tell you how much I love your creations. But you make me speechless !!!!! Lol.. But let me tell you again : I LOVE LOVE LOVE your art. I'm just crazy about it. Cant express how much I do admire your art ! This beach scene is fabulous, awesome, pretty, and a great inspiration. You are so very talented. I'm grateful that you share so much with us. Thank you very much.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Crafty Sandy's Cards said...

Hi Gabrielle, just watched your "Escape" canvas video! You are an amazing lady, so talented, you fire my imagination! One of these days I will be able to produce something half as good as you do! I love the way you just go at it, not hesitation, no wondering what should go where, it all seems to fall into place and just works so well! Thank you for letting me into your your amazing world! Hugs xxxx


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