HI everyone , Michelle is back here to share her latest creativity using the gorgeous SEASIDE GIRL collection from Couture Creations…. a music and beach themed creation. —- A VIOLIN…

‘Listen to the music of the waves’ – bearing in mind it is now Autumn in our part of the world – one can only imagine and dream about lying on the beach in warmer climes, listening to the music of the waves. I have put together an MDF layered violin and I have to say I am totally in love with the new quick dry adhesive. This project has been so easy to put together with this adhesive and a little tacky glue. I used a mix of three blue paints and a crackle to colour my violin and let dry overnight to let the colours do their magic.

Then I have to be honest and say I attacked my violin in places with my sanding block – wiped away all the dust and then in areas I randomly applied my alcohol ink stayz in place inkpad – chocolate sprinkles together with my platinum brown pigment ink pearlescent ink pad. I traced around the base of the violin to get the shape using Seaside Girl 12×12 paper 02 and the inside is covered in Seaside Girl 12×12 paper 05 – I’ve inked the edges before adhering to the violin itself.

I made a set of dummy strings and adhered to the violin and then I started to embellish.

On my table I pulled together a selection of ephemera die cut pieces, an array of sea shells, I strung some pearls, added art stones, I die cut an anchor [twice] and adhered together to make it a little sturdier to tuck in amongst some shells and ephemera pieces. I also made a piece of netting using some twine. I delved into my stash to find anything else that could be used in a sea related setting.

After all my bitsers were adhered to my violin and I was happy with the way everything looked, I randomly dabbed some more quick dry adhesive over my project and and added art stones and sequins. And then, I just had to add just a little more gesso.

Materials List

CO728309 – collection pack Seaside Girl
CO728312 – Seaside Girl 12×12 – sheet 02
CO728315 – Seaside Girl 12×12 – sheet 05
CO728317 – ephemera die cut collection
CO728332 – anchor die
CO728209 – Stayz in Place alcohol ink pad – chocolate sprinkles
CO726325 – Adhesive – quick dry
CO726327 – Adhesive – super tacky
CDEIPL024 – ink pad – brown
CO725038 – teflon scissors
CO726520 – Go Power and Emboss machine
CO724871 – gesso
CO723060 – sanding block
– blooms
– tinsel glitter

Happy crafting everyone. Until next time Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
Michelle Frisby