Summertime Sea Creatures with Karenliz

Hi Everyone!
I love summer.
It’s my favorite time of year.
I’m excited to show you how I created this ocean scene on a $1.00 bin home décor item.


Here is the little wooden pallet décor item.
First you must sand it because it has a varnish on it and the paint will peal off.


I painted it with gesso and when it was dry I sprayed it with DecoArt Shimmer Mister in white.


I added these DecoArt paint colors to the background.


Yes, I just used by fingers.


Next step I added the Nautilus stencil (TCW500s) to the background in the same colors.


I continued to add layers and layers of the Nautilus stencil and added some white in between layers and on top. When I was finished with the layers it looked like this.


I mixed Liquitex glass bead texture gel and pearl fluid acrylic paint together for the shells.


The trick to creating a scene with texture gel or modeling paste is to have patience and to wait for each shell to dry. I work on other things in between drying time. The Sea Creature stencil TCW496s has a seahorse and shells. The seahorse was added with super heavy gesso and I added the glass bead texture gel on after it dried.


I used these colors for the shells and seahorse.


I decided I loved the idea of a pink seahorse.
Here is a close up of the glass beads.


I also added some smaller beads at the bottom.


Stencils Used:

TCW500s Nautilus
TCW496s Sea Creates

This will sit on my art table in honor of my favorite season, Summer.
Do you have a favorite season?

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
My Blog: My Creative Endeavors

8 thoughts on “Summertime Sea Creatures with Karenliz

  1. Love Hoe the texture and colors made up the hazy, watery world, Karenliz! My favorite season is winter, least fav August. Yes, in Arkansas, August is a season!

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