We recently spent a few days in North Wales where we stayed right next to the beach 🙂 which always puts a smile on my face.
We loved going to the beach and collecting a multitude of shells! Shells galore. This picture is just a small selection of our collection!
M and Z were thrilled when later that day I pulled out the Posca Paint Pens and actually let them use them! Posca Paint Pens are great as they keep mess to a minimum which still being able to create, they work especially well when travelling.
We had fun creating different creatures.
and M made this cute little fruit bowl!
The next day M bought back a huge white rock from the beach which he plans to make into a monster! Watch this space!
What are your favourite beach craft activities? We may try them next time 🙂 Please comment below.
I work well to a deadline. I have so many artist/creative projects that are in my head, desperate to get out. I always feel that time is against me!
An upcoming birthday is the perfect motivator to get me to start and finish this project that I had began preparing for about a year ago!
My preparations began with sourcing these peg people, I think (though it was so long ago!) that I got them from eBay.
I knew I needed a plan before I just began to paint so I sketched out a peg family and decided on what they would wear, what colours or use and how to do their hair. For this project I created a generic family, it would be easy to personalise a peg family with hair colour and styles and clothing choices, similar to what I did when creating Our Pebble Family.
Using acrylic paint and my new favourite Posca Paint Pens, I got to work.
The process for, sketching to finishing the painting only took a couple of days.
As I have made them to be played with, rather than just looked at I finished them off with a couple of coats of acrylic varnish.
I was pleased with the end product, I hope the birthday girl will be 😀