Monday, August 8, 2016

DIY Lady On the Beach Framed Art

Summer is almost gone, but why not keep a bit of the ocean in your home. Create this 12" x 12" Shadow Box Frame featuring a young woman on the beach in her beautiful dress enjoying the summer breeze and the sound of the waves. The 3D effect created by multiple layers of paper make this scene pop out of the frame to a point where you feel that you're there with her.

You'll start by removing the back of the shadow box. To the back you will glue a 12" x 12" sheet of paper from the collection “At the Beach” by Paperhouse. This will create the background where the scene will come to life. You will need 2 sheets of that paper. Cut out the grass area from the second sheet. You'll add that as the last layer using 3D foam stickers. This will give your frame even more dimension.

To create the girl's body, we used the Julie Nutting Cling Stamp (which includes 3 stamps - see image below). We stamped her upper body and legs on white paper and colored it with alcohol ink pens. Then we stamped her skirt on a patterned paper called “Fun in the Sun” from DoodleBug Design (cut out 2 layers). We attached the skirt layers one on top of the other (and to the background) with 3D foam stickers. This will give her skirt dimension.

Julie Nutting Cling Stamp 

DoodleBug “Fun in the Sun” scrapbook paper

We used Styleboard “Picket Fence” scrapbook paper to cut out a picket fence and on it we stamped the message "The Beach is my Happy Place" which comes with the stamp set. We cut out a section of the ocean (from that 2nd sheet of paper) and used 3D foam stickers to adhere to the background.

Now is the time to attach the 2nd layer of the grass that you cut out earlier. Use those same 3D foams between layers to attach to the background.

All the supplies to make this project are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA. If you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call at 360-794-6745 ext. 1125, or stop by the store! Our associates are always happy to help!

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19505 Hwy 2, Monroe, WA 98272
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