Friday, May 9, 2014

Waiting for the Ships...

Hello again friends! I thought I would share one of the many projects that I had put on the back burner for the last couple of years and finally finished. 

I found this wooden box at a garage sale, as well as the little nautical doll (an Alexander doll that they use to give away with the Happy Meals at McDonald's). The ship was also from a garage sale. 

The words are a title of a song from an old music sheet I had in my stash. I outlined each word with black ink.

The seagulls that are just above the little girl's head was a pin. I cut the pin part off and then glued the seagulls to the background. 

I think she has a cute little face. And I love her hat!

I love this little ship! I painted strips of scrap papers and tried to mimic little waves of the ocean. 

I created the look of sand by using Jumbo Snow-Tex mixed with Toasted Vanilla Acrylic paint. I used a palette knife and layered it onto the inside of the box. Then before it dried, I sprinkled sand all over the Snow-Tex and gently patted it down. The a stuck seashells, sand dollars, starfish etc. down into the faux sand and then the doll. Then I painted the trim around the edge of the box with white acrylic paint, then glued blue ric-rac clear around, to kind of mimic the waves. 

There you have it! Thank you for visiting me today! I would love to hear from you! What are you creating? What are you doing for Mother's Day? 


Lululiz said...

How fabulous! I bet when your grandchildren see it, they weave stories about this wonderful scene. They must love looking at it. I certainly do.

Dorthe said...

How lovely, dear Sonya,
and so wonderful to see you started create again!! This box is a wonderful little fairy tale .I love what you did!!
Hugs and happy Mothers Day !!

Karen B. said...

Dear Sonya,
very lovely and so nice to see you back and being creative!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen