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Salt in the Air……By Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, Rachelle here with a LO I did, using the BEAUTIFUL Sand & Sea Collection, & Floral Mixology Flowers….

The 49 and Market used:

Sand and Sea

Floral Mixology

Rustic Barn Medium Blooms

Other Elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard: Tropical Foliage#1, Foliage #7, Salt in the Air, Fancy Trim#3, Fish Net Panel, Mini Shells, Mini Seagulls, Dress my Craft Green Sequins, Prills Minnie Pearls, Seed Beads, Pearls, Seashells, netting from my Halloween stash, Versa Mark ink pad-pinecone, TH clear crackle paint, LuminArt Silk-Caribbean Mist & Oyster, Martha Stewart Punch Cherish

Here are some close ups…..

For the back ground,I cut the grass piece out of “Beach this way”, did some punch work on the right side, distressed the edges, & handstitched the punch work, before gluing this piece, onto the “Seafoam” sheet. Once I glued this down, I did some cross stitching & hand stitched the outside edges. ¬†For the the cluster, I used a Rustic bloom, & Floral Mixology blooms-Pina Colada & Mojito. I also used DA Foliage, that I just inked, & glued on seed beads & prills onto the one piece, & a couple seashells & pearls….

I matted the photo, with the same papers I was using (from the 8×8 Collection), did some handstitching, glued it onto the netting, then glued on some sequins & prills. I did this before gluing it onto the background, because it is easier to shake off the excess sequins.

I then glued the photo on to a piece of waste chipboard, to raise it, then glued it down to the background. I tucked in the fish net panel under the photo, added the Seahorses & then built the cluster….

I primed the Seahorses with clear gesso, then painted them with the clear crackle, once the crackle dried I painted them & the title with the LuminArt-Caribbean Mist, toned it down with the oyster silk then inked the edges…

I tucked the border under the punch work…

Did another cluster, repeating the other cluster, here are a few more close ups,,,,,

Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle