Turtle Crawl 🐢

beach Dec 14, 2022

I bought a cute turtle ornament from Hobby Lobby that I've been waiting to use, so we are going to make a beach scene with it! I'm going to use bubbles, clear glass, seed beads, shells, Starfire, texture for the sand, and more to pull this all together. 

I am using an 8x16 canvas. I am going to start by painting my whole canvas white. Then, I'll mix some Vintage White with some Coarse Texture Gel to create a sandy texture on the right side of my canvas. I'll apply this with a palette knife. Then, I'll paint the other half of my canvas and sides with blue and more white paint. Let dry.

Now, we'll add our glass and goodies! I have Starfire glass, clear glass, shells, Sea glass beads, bubbles, crushed sea shells, and my cute little turtle. I'll have my turtle hanging off of the edge of the bottom of my canvas. I'll add all of my glass and shells to the sandy part of my canvas, add resin, and then add my turtle.

Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 3 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass - just on the sandy part.

For this one, I'm going to take some of my resin in a separate cup and and add some alcohol ink - Sailboat Blue. I'll add 10 drops. Then, I'll take another cup and take some more of my resin and add some white paint. 

Take your clear resin and drizzle some on your water. Take your blue resin and drizzle over your water. Then, take your brush and blend from right to left with the clear resin. Then, take your white resin and and little lines in your water. 

Now, I'm going to take a straw and literally blow the white part to create waves! I'm going to do the same thing along the shore too.

Now, I'll add my turtle. Just brush some resin to the belly of your turtle and add to the top of your glass and shells. Drizzle some more resin on top too.

Now, I'll sprinkle some bubbles too.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!

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