Beach House with Olga Ravenskaya

Hi gorgeous friends!

It’s Olga Ravenskaya here with my new work using the fabulous Lindy’s Sprays, Shakers and Squirts.

Who else is dreaming of seaside holidays like me?!

While I’m looking forward to my August journey I’m creating projects full of dreams of tropical countries, colorful boathouses, glorious flowers, and golden sands.

So let me show you my new home decor piece, The Beach House, and some steps so you can create something like it.

I wanted to abandon the traditional marine palette and to try a new color combo – violet and coral.

So first I’ve made a test palette on a piece of watercolor paper just to check the combination of colors chosen for the project.

To begin, I applied a stucco paste with mini art stones and quartz sand to imitate the texture of the beach house’s walls.

I applied the mixture over the surface and then covered a house, chipboard, and starfish with white gesso. 

Then I’ve made my own colored paste. The recipe is very easy – just mix the opaque white paste with your favorite shakers. I’ve used Aged Copper and Alpine Ice Rose to get a coral shade and Polka Purple Shaker – for light violet.

Applying this mixture through a stencil you’ll get a beautiful colored pattern as on the photo below.

While it was drying I painted the algae chippies with Polite People Purple, Canadian Bacon Blush and Emerald Eh?! Squirts using a thin brush.

When the modeling paste was completely dry I painted the surface with Sprays trying to create a gradient effect. For the upper part, I used Chateau Rose, Cape Cod Coral, and Cocklebells Coral sprays.

For the lower part I used Pop Rock Purple, Gag Me With a Spoon and French Lilac Violet Sprays.

Next, I stamped with water resistant inks to make a surface more interesting.

As for the chippies I covered them with Clearly Clear embossing powder to protect the color during my further work.

Then I built up the main composition with the starfish.

And then tinted the starfish and seashells with a mixture of white gesso and Aged Copper and Alpine Ice Rose Shakers for a coral shade and Polka Purple Shaker – for light violet.

So the base is now ready for further spraying.

Spray now using the same colors – from Chateau Rose on the top till French Lilaс Violet on the bottom. You may intensify colors as you want by applying additional layers of Sprays.
At the end, I added flowers, beads, microbeads, and splatters of Edelweiss Moss Green and French Lilac Violet Sprays.

Finished!


And some close-ups as a little inspiration.


Lindy’s Products

Other products

  • Ranger Texture Paste, DecoArt Texture Stucco, Scrapiniec chipboard, Prima Marketing metal embellishments, Rukodelushka flowers, beads, microbeads, natural seashells.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my post!

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,

Olga


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