Beach with Shells 🏝️

abstract beach summer Jun 26, 2024

Let's create some abstract beach art with this beginner-friendly tutorial! Using a combination of acrylic bubbles, glass chips, blue round flat gems, and shells, you'll create a stunning beach scene that's perfect for summer. The background is easily painted with a palette knife, requiring no tracer. Get ready to add some coastal charm to your home with this unique and fun 8x10 art piece!

We are going to start by painting our background with several different colors of blue (Shoreline, Bahama Blue, and Desert Turquoise) along with white. I am using a palette knife, dipping the back into my paint colors, and lightly swiping the color onto my canvas from left to right in a horizontal motion. I'll also paint the sides of my canvas too. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's add our glass! I am going to start by adding Clear Classic glass, Caribbean Blue glass, and Light Azuria Reflective glass. I'll also stick in a couple of blue round flat gems. glass chips, and shells. I'm concentrating my glass and embellishments towards the bottom half of my canvas. 

Mix 1.5 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour your resin on top of your glass, spreading it onto the rest of your canvas with your gloved finger or silicone brush. 

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times! Finally, I'll sprinkle in Sea Foam seed beads and Crystal Luster seed beads onto my glass and shells. I'll also add in some acrylic bubbles. 

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