Saturday, February 23, 2019


I don’t have many pictures of my mother- and father-in-law. They never owned a camera, so all we have are the few that were taken by friends. This was probably taken in the late 40’s and because the beach behind them is so empty, I know that it can’t have been any of the ones in Brooklyn. They also liked Rockaway Beach Queens, so I’m going to go with that.
This was a wonderful way for New York City dwellers to cool off in the summer: People would pack a lunch and a blanket or two and take the subway to their destination. The kids would cool off in the water and the adults would simply relax on the sand.

This design is based on the February 2019 sketch from Tres Jolie.

I started out by giving the paper a very thick coat of clear gesso. Not only did this prepare for some stenciling, but it lightened up the dark color a bit and added a bit more texture to the background. I taped the UPC strip to the side to create some interest.
  I used an old Memory Box stencil and heavy gesso to create several flows of hearts on the page. While that was setting, I coated my chipboard pieces with black gesso and then colored them with Prima waxes. (I confess that I’m addicted to the waxes; they go on so smoothly and the results are amazing!)
Next, I distressed and inked the edges of my photo and matting and adhered them together with a bit of cardboard in between to add some dimension.
Time to put it all together… I layered some fussy cutouts from the Rose Receipts paper, along with a bit of ephemera and a vellum sheet that was included in the flower package under the photo.
 Before gluing on the frame and small hearts, I embellished them with some pearls from my stash. Next came the flowers and the title piece, another of the black resins that came in the kit.
A few closeups...


13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pink Bouquet #616498
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Midnight Garden #848996
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Rose Receipts #849023

Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – Dark Romance #637866
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – This Place #637903
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Ephemera 1 with Foil Accents #636043
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Flourish

Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Liquitex – Super Heavy Gesso
Liquitex – Black Colored Gesso
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Hickory Smoke #129691

Memory Box – Designer Stencil – Heart Confetti #88588
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive

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