Friday, February 20, 2015

Beaches in Belize - Canvas Corp Brands

Do you have sea shells laying around the house that you found on the beach from that special vacation you went on? I did! We went on a cruise to Belize and my daughter brought home a bunch of shells and coral that she found on the beach. I made a 12x12 scrapbook page with some of the pictures from that day and added the shells to the page. Putting the layout into a 12x12 shadow box makes the perfect keepsake to hang on the wall or to place on a shelf.

3. Glass Beads or Glass Filler 
4. Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: Tan, Brown & White 
5. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Tattered Leather & Iridescent Gold 
6. Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam: Times Square, Camel & Bon Bon 
8. Shells & Coral 
9. 12x12 Shadow Box

1. Spatula or Putty Knife 
2. Paintbrush 
3. Hot Glue Gun 
4. Silhouette Cameo or other die cutting machine

Step 1: On the white cardstock spread some of the Tan High Impact Paint with a paper towel. You want to create a whitewashed look so try to create an uneven effect and do not cover the entire cardstock. You want to be able to see the white cardstock still through the paint. Repeat this same process on the kraft cardstock. On just the kraft cardstock flick, some of the Tan Impact paint with a paintbrush to create paint splatters on the page.

Step 2: Mix some of the glass beads or glass filler with the Tan High Impact Paint and a small drop of the Brown High Impact paint just to make it slightly darker than the tan. Add enough glass beads to make the paint look like wet sand.

Step 3: Spread the mixture on the bottom half of the WHITE cardstock with a spatula or putty knife and then let dry. Once dry spray the entire page with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold. Spraying it heavier in random areas over the glass beads and paint mixture on the bottom of your page.

Step 4: With a paintbrush on the top half of your page brush some Glimmer Glam in Times Square & Camel to create a sunset look. Mix some White High Impact Paint and water and paint over the top half of the page allowing it to puddle up. As it dries it will create "clouds" over the other layers.

Step 5: Using the KRAFT cardstock that you applied the Tan High Impact on and a die cut machine like the Silhouette Cameo cut out a fishing net image. I found a png image on the internet that I used. I cut it at about 10" x 5" Once cut spray it with Glimmer Mist in Tattered Leather. It will bead up because of the paint on the cardstock, just lightly blot it with a paper towel. You will get an uneven look because of the paint, which you want.

Step 6: Adhere a strip of fringed burlap onto the white cardstock with a hot glue gun and then the fishing net piece you cut out and then your pictures over that.

Step 7: Dab some areas of the sand with Glimmer Glam Bon Bon and a paintbrush to create darker areas within the sand.

Step 8: Adhere some shells and coral to your layout with a hot glue gun. Paint some stamped shell images with Glimmer Glam Camel and place them in the fishing net.


  1. I love the texture on this project Nadine! Thanks for sharing the instructions! :)

  2. Wow! I love the background you've created. Thank you for the tips, Nadine.

  3. Your work of art is just all the texture! And thankyou for sharing the technique!


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