Saturday, 25 August 2018

Welcome by Kerstin

Hi crafty friends!

The time is right for a new inspirations with some absolutly awesome new wooden shapes from Calico Craft Parts. Today in the focus: the genius anchor.

 In memory of a wonderful summer vacation last year, where we had rented a holiday apartment by the sea, this Shadow box was created. I also liked the flat so much because it had an individual touch and welcomed the holiday-makers with home-made things. 
I used a shadow box similiar to this one Birch Plywood Box Frame Kit Size: S , old book pages, and stamps (stars and saying). The frame was done with white crackle paint from DecoArt and afterwards coated with Antiquing Cream Patina Green and Carbon Black.
I wanted a background in grunge style, therefore I also used Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.

 some details

 The anchor was primed with Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt) and then painted with some acrylic Fluids, because it was meant to get a very old and used look. In order to make the telescope better visible again, I finally used a black fineliner.

 the WELCOME word was embossed with white Embossing powder,
I love this look, because it looks like sea sand

for an effective 3D look I used a Silicone glue, so the anchor could stand diagonally 
and utilize the spatial depth of the Shadow box

Two posibilities, you will have it in your hands to decide, 
with or without painting?
that's the question :-)! 
Many thanks for your visit and attention!
Happy crafting!


  1. Love how weathered your anchor looks, Kerstin!
    And the little starfish and fishing net are the perfect addition to your shabby chic maritime make!

    Claudia xxx

  2. What a beautiful and atmospheric way to remember a seaside holiday, Kerstin. I love how you used the anchor. xx