P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage

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P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me down by the sea for this P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage Tutorial?  We can dig our toes into the sand, let the beach breeze blow the cobwebs out of our brain, and maybe even pick up a few treasures as we stroll along the shore.  Can’t make it to the beach today?  Me, either!  But playing with beachy papers is the next best thing!  We’re going to have loads of fun together anyway as we create this lovely wall hanging.

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When I spied this collection back in February, I knew I had to add it to my stash!  It combines two of my favorite things: a beachy theme and a red, white and blue color palette.  The papers arrived last week, and I could not wait to pull out my fussy cutting scissors and get busy!  This 6″ x 8″ mixed media collage was the end result.

Lighthouse by the Sea

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Lighthouses always win my heart…and this image with the keeper’s cottage at its base is so dreamy and delightful.  I’ve nestled it amidst some pretty blue flowers that I dry brushed with white chalk paint, scattered shells and soaring sea gulls.  (OK…true confession…these are not seagulls.  They are doves.  But we can pretend, can’t we? )

Salt-Sprayed Seahorse

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Spattered white chalk paint lends the illusion of salt spray on this handsome seahorse.  In the video tutorial, you’ll get to see how I layered all these elements together to create a sense of depth and dimension.

A Bottle Full of Shells

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Real sea shells and sea sand draw the eye to this sweet little bottle of shells that I tucked into the collage.  Don’t you just love a red, white and blue beach collection?

YouTube Video

If you’d like to see how the layers and elements of this collage were put together, I hope you’ll  enjoy this YouTube video.

I hope this Make & Take Tuesday tutorial was fun and refreshing .  I know I enjoyed making it!

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Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this wall hanging is absolutely fabulous! First of all I love the title of your creation! You have incorporated every wonderful element of the joys of living by the sea. Seabirds, the light house and of course our favorite seahorse make this a perfect decor. How lovely this would be on the wall of a seaside cottage. It makes me long to be living in Galveston again. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Helen

    Kathy your piece reflects my scene right now! Sand, shells, sea, (the lighthouse is up the way) your collage tells my story. Love the layering and clever use of mixed media, aka real shells and sand to add texture on this project. The papers are a super design and offer so many options. I am looking forward to seeing how you put them together. Wow, what a beautiful wall hanging. Good luck with finding more hangers…..

  3. Isabel Gonzalez

    This is absolutely stunning, Kathy!!! There is so much to look at. I’m sure that every time I’d look at it I would find something different. It’s one of those pieces that really draw you in and make you feel like you’re really at the beach. Great job, as usual, my sweet friend!!! God bless you always!!!

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – this wall art is great!! I love the sea paper (looks very patriotic also), and on the little hanger. This is just wonderful – thank you for sharing!!

  5. Dana Roepke

    Absolutely beautiful! I can see why you love this collection – wow. Love to watch you work through the placement and layers, I learn something every time and I so enjoy the music in the background – such talent!! PS. Did you get my email?

  6. Joni E

    The red white and blue colors are perfect for this beach theme! Thank you for the tutorial on this amazing wall hanging.

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