Friday, August 9, 2019

Beach-y Wreath with Eileen Hull

Hello there! I'm starting to get the itch to create fall projects but I still have some summer creativity left in me! ;-) I have a beach theme going for my home summer decor and I needed a new wreath for my front door. A few weeks ago, Eileen Hull was inspired to use her Blends 2 inks and embossing powders to color sea shells. That inspired me in the creation of my new door wreath! It was really easy.

The actual wreath is a twig wreath from the craft store
that I lightly spray painted with white paint.

I started out with coloring the shells. I used a stylus with blending sponge to apply color just where I wanted it. I dried it with my heat gun.

Once I had colored and dried the shell and starfish, I went back with the clear ink (super strong for embossing!!) and added it on the parts I wanted the embossing powder to stick to.

I also die cut Paper Leather (the pink branches) and regular heavy cardstock (the 'seaweed'). The seaweed cuts I covered with clear ink and embossed with Aqua Splash powder.

Once I had all the parts prepared I went to town with my glue gun and put it all together. For a final step, I gave the whole wreath a spray with Glitter Dust to give it a bit of sparkle.

Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Sand & Sea ( Sizzix / SB )
Branch with Leaves & Flower (657241) - retired
Seaweed, Coral & Wave (660349) - retired

Eileen Hull Clearsnap Blends 2 inks - Pansy, Melon, Sunshine, Clear
Stylus and blending sponge tips
Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder - Aqua Splash, Polished Silver, Golden Rod
Paper Leather - Pink
Glitter Dust

decorative fish net
twig wreath
white spray paint

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