Monday, June 13, 2016

Pirate mixed media

Upon coloring this my 4 yr old asks me what I'm doing.  I show her the pirate I'm coloring and right off the bat she insists that this is going into her room.  So now I have to turn this image into a mixed media piece to be hung on her wall. Luckily I still have some shadow box frames left!

Julia Spiri - Pirate Charlotte digi stamp
Zig wink of stella - gold
Gelly roll pen - silver, gold
DecoArt  - Dimensional effects texture paste
Bobunny - bronze glimmer spray
Tim Holtz - mini layering stencil set #4
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, distress stain walnut stain
cheese cloth
gold seed beads
hot glue
assorted sea shell embellishments
Goosebumps shimmer texture spray


Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes - G09, G03, C5, C3, 110
Lips -RV32
Hair - E29, E25, E21
Clothes - E70, E40, YR30, 110, C7, C5, C3
Hat & skirt - R89, R14, E18, E09, E27, YR27, Y28, Y15
Belt, sword handle, strap - E18, E15, E13
Bird - B29, B26, B24, Y08, C3, C5, C7, 110
Feathers - C7, C5, C3

I first colored this digi stamp "pirate charlotte" with the intentions of making a card. But when my 4 year old asked what I was doing and I showed here the picture she demanded it be for her room.  Which mind you she doesn't sleep in yet! So turned this cute digi into a mixed media project for her wall.
This is a pretty wide box frame so I decided to make the ocean extend out to the floor of the frame.  The paper was perfect for the image wish I could tell you which designer paper it was but this was a piece of scrap I had left for a while now.
I sprayed the cheese cloth with my bobunny shimmer spray and hot glued some shell embellisments.  I also hot glued it to the inside of the frame. After that I created my treasure pile by just laying down a puddle of hot glue waiting for it to cool down and add more for more height.
As you can see here I painted my hot glue pile with DecoArt metallics gold paint. I then randomly went over spots with tombow aqua mono liquid glue and threw some seed beads on it.  I used foam pop dots to adhere my pirate. once my glue was dry I brushed off the excess beads.
And finally the inside is complete with the addition of some random jewels and shells. And no self respecting pirate treasure is complete without a skull!
 And finally the finished product! I used a dark walnut stain on the out side of the frame.
Thanks for stopping bye!
I would like to enter this in the Simon Says Stamps blog Monday challenge blog - world traveler


  1. Wow! wow! Awesome creation! Absolutely Stunning! Love!
    Hugs, Julia xx

  2. Gorgeous shadow frame! Your daughter is going to love it!

  3. Gorgeous creation! Love your work and every little detail you've added is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday challenge Blog! Barbara