Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DIY Home Decor

Happy Tuesday lovelies, Danielle here!  I hope you have had a great weekend and are ready to be inspired.  Today I have for you a DIY Home Decor Piece.  Vanessa sent me some of the Dina Wakley Medium Paint with my last DT package.  So I have been dying to play with it and had the perfect idea.  These thin canvases have been laying around my scrap room for a while.  I decide it is the perfect time to use one of these bad boys.  

I started off priming the canvas with Gesso.  Then I mixed some Distress Ink with Matte Embossing Paste to create sand.   Next I mixed the Dina Wakley Paint with Extra Thick Glossy Embossing Paste to create the background.  The Paint is so smooth and creamy!!  

For the Flamingos I cut them out of the Websters Pages paper from some dies I had laying around. They came out adorable!!!  I used a marker for their eye and mouth. 

I added some glittery embossing powder to the sand and melted it with the heat gun for some extra texture.   To adhere the flamingos I used the Glossy and Matte Medium to coat the front and back.  

For some more texture I added some Extra Thick Medium and sprinkled some mini beads on the medium and patted it down with my finger and let dry. 

To finish it off I used three different types of thickers to add my sentiment "Life's A Beach". 

Get your hands on the supplies I used in the Butterfly Reflections Ink Store! Click any of the links below. 

Webster Pages - Ocean Melody Paper
Embossing Paste
Matte Medium
Dina Wakley Medium Paint 

This is my last post for BRI with the current DT.  But I am sure you will see more of me in the future. :-)



  1. That sand looks real! What a cool effect. Best of luck on your next endeavor.

  2. This is adorable!! I really like how it turned out!