What better way to kick off summer than with May Arts' Back to the Beach contest. [This is a re-post from June 2011.]
May Arts provided the ribbon, and I chose an aqua, yellow and tan color combination as the basis of my project. Here is the finished plaque:
And here are photos of the creative process with a brief tutorial.
Paint outside edge of the plaque with "Bahama Blue" acrylic paint [by Americana].
Let dry. Cover area with painter's tape.
Paint inner edge with "Bleached Sand", creating a picture mat effect.
While paint is still wet, CAREFULLY remove painter's tape.
[Ignore the messy center because that will be covered with paper.]
Mod Podge paper to inside portion of the plaque. [photo not available]
My favorite part: Embellishments!
Ruched flower using two different May Arts ribbon
Looped ribbon, adhered to back of acrylic photo frame;
Chipboard letters, ribbon
More ribbon tied to hanging wire
Ribbon and sand dollar attached to letter "n"
Close-up of ribbon combo
A lot more ribbon, flip flops,
suntan lotion and seahorse charms pocketed in loops
Flowers made with ribbon and buttons
Insert photo and Voila!
Now grab your towel and meet us at the beach
so you can create your own beach memories.
I invite you to view my project, as well as others, on the May Arts blog. Please leave a comment there, and you'll have a chance to win some beautiful ribbon for your own summer projects.