Beach Art – Painting Shells ๐Ÿšย 

We recently spent a few days in North Wales where we stayed right next to the beach ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Please comment below.

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

DIY Peg Family

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I was pleased with the end product, I hope the birthday girl will be ๐Ÿ˜€