Summer is officially here! Sand textured project!

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Hey hey there bloggers! Summer is officially here and I have a fun and easy project for ya today!
I took a Deflecto 3 sided acrylic frame and decorated it for some of my favorite summer pictures!
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For the sand I used this texture sand from Deco Art – nice white sand for those sandy beach memories! *tip – this is not a quick project, it needs to lay flat while drying and depending on where you are (there is a lot of humidity here lately so it took longer to dry) it could take a while to dry. I would do one side, add a shell or two, let it dry then do the next side…

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I used a Fiskars punch for clouds.


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I cut burlap for trees and coconuts and palm leaves out of double sided green card stock. (DCWV paper)

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You can use a small paint brush to curl up the leaves so they don’t lay so flat.

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Cut little fringes, every once in a while cut the other way…

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Glue all your pieces together (I used Gel Medium – Faber-Castell) and onto your frame and add pictures!

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Fun and easy! What do you think? Any summer projects up your sleeve?


Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox! 


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4 Responses

  1. Oh, cute! I’ll have to make one of those for a photo of my little grand baby, Paxton. I also need to look at some of your past Youtube videos to see what to do with my Gelatos. I haven’t used them in SO long that I’ve forgotten how to use them.

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