2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY LINK UP IS A LINK PARTY FOR ETSY SHOPS, HANDMADE SHOPS OR A HANDMADE ITEMS THAT YOU SELL

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Etceteras: sea fan prints

Shells, coral, starfish and other pretty things from the sea are popping up everywhere.


I love the way these creatures from exotic waters can add a decorative touch to a home. But often times they’re very expensive. You can buy a preserved sea fan on a matte board at Restoration Hardware for $550.00.

 
Or, you can make your own print of a sea fan.

Even if you don’t paint, this is an easy project. All you need is a kitchen sponge, water color paints and a small paint brush.
  • Cut your sponge into a small oval shape.
  • Mix your water color to a desired color and dip you sponge into the paint.
  • Stamp your sponge onto a piece of paper until you have a sea fan shape.
  • With your paint brush, add a stem and some veins.
Once you’re done with your print, you can frame it and hang it up.
 
If you want a collage of sea fans, scan in your print and make a photo collage. I used the same sea fan painting but changed the tint to create four images for this collage.


Or, print out your tinted images and frame them. A fun, easy alternative to buying the real thing.

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13 comments:

  1. Ok, this is the 2nd day in a row I'm loving and commenting on one of your creative ideas! And I only just found your lovely blog yesterday! Your sea fan artwork is beautiful - thx for sharing the how-to!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing! Great idea!

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  3. This is wonderful! How creative and classy this is! Thank you so much for sharing at the Shabby Chic Cottage! Bookmarking this and hope to try it soon

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  4. What a great idea! I'm definitely making a set of these for my mom for Christmas. She has been eyeing some of the (very expensive) framed specimens and prints.

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  5. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing, Carolyn. I think these would be great for a bathroom.

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  6. Brilliant! You would pay a fortune for something like this at PB, Ballard etc.

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  7. So pretty! My grand-daughter wants a "beachy" decor in her room, and I'm going to attempt this - thanks for sharing the instructions!

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  8. Very, very, very pretty:) Elegant and chic.

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  9. Another great idea - this came out so beautiful!

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  10. Yes, I could probably do this! Amazing results. Love it.

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  11. Very pretty! I love the four different tints together!

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