Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hippo Campus by Lesley

The beautiful weather we're having at the moment has finally had some sort of effect on this week, i've gone colourful!

I started off with a block of wood (pinched from the cellar at work) and added a touch of gesso to the base. Then i roughly brushed 3 different colours of paint over the top. Once dry, i added some washi tape to the top and bottom.

Using my fingers, i splodged on some glass beads texture gel. Kinda looks like the sea i think!

These little seahorses are so cool! I coated them with gesso, then applied a layer of crackle glaze, then rubbed antiquing cream into the cracks.

The little bubbles were made using old book paper, rusty wire and then filled in with a glaze.

I've been studying a lot of Latin words lately, so thought i'd look up what sea horse is in Latin.
Hippo Campus! Sounds so much better i think!
I used one of the jagged edge mini plaques and a bit of canvas to stamp the words onto.

And there you have Hippo Campus altered wooden block!

Thanks for reading.

Ingredients used
MDF Seahorse
Jagged edge mini plaque


  1. Love how you recycled a piece of wood Lesley, gives this piece a real rustic feel, works so well with that pop,of colour and amazing crackle, adore the text. Tracy x

  2. Fab arty background, and I love your crackly seahorses.
    Alison xx