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?