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Reply #15 on: December 26, 2015, 05:48:15 PM
Just go to Home Depot and buy a $1 white floor tile (1 foot square).  I got that idea from Nolan.  Washes clean, even with oil paint, in seconds.  I use cleanser and an old tooth brush if the paint has dried on too long.

Hope that works for you.  Love mine.

Got the sand and stuff at the beach and just dried it in the oven.

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Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
great, thanks Mea!
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Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have a white sand beach, so my beach sand is quite dark. 

My beach objects are not placed random enough.  My sand islands are too big - don't look real.

I do like my water, but I got carried away with making the waves.


Despite its being less than perfect, I really enjoyed making this mixed media.  Now I have to vacuum all the sand that spilled all over the house.

Good lesson, Nolan.  Thanks.

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Reply #18 on: December 27, 2015, 05:56:10 AM
Mea,

I love your sandscape. I do not see all the things that you see wrong. It is beautiful! The shell placement looks real to me!

I think maybe the sizes of the shells all being about the same could be what is throwing you off. Maybe having more size variations. But I still love it!


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Reply #19 on: December 27, 2015, 06:09:55 AM
Mea,
What is wong with a black sand beaches?  People travel long distances to go see the volcano beaches of Hawaii.  I actually really love it.  Just add a couple of shells randomly to fix your concern.

What about short grain rice for the sand?  If the sheels are bigger, the size will remain proportional.  However, I have to say that I avoid using food to 'play with'.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2015, 06:15:46 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #20 on: December 27, 2015, 07:18:12 AM
Thanks, Annie.  I'd love a black sand beach, but mine is brown.  We have a stream running down from the mountain unto our beach, so it brings all the red dirt, making our beach brownish.  Although, I must admit, yesterday was the first time I ever really noticed the color.  I always thought it was much lighter.

Thanks, Jeannie.  Yes, it does seem to look better in the light of a new day.

Best part, though, is that I learned new skills and had fun doing it.

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Reply #21 on: December 27, 2015, 08:30:43 AM
Nice Job Denise.  O0 I sometimes I use a white dinner plate. But if you want to save your paints. I use a ceramic tile, and then I put it in a plastic container with a lid.

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Reply #22 on: December 27, 2015, 08:33:09 AM
Hum... wonder if the colours are true on my monitor.  Really looks black!   :-\

Denise, wonderful job  :clap:
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Reply #23 on: December 27, 2015, 10:19:22 AM
Sorry to say, Annie, it is much more brown than black in real life.

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Reply #24 on: December 27, 2015, 12:34:08 PM
Maryna - what you can do is use the paste you have, but just give it more time to dry so that any cracks form before painting. That way you can fill in the cracks and let them dry too in order to get the final, perfect result O0

Denise - spot on, lovely artwork :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Mea - great job too :clap: :clap: :clap:
What you can do to ensure the shells are placed randomly is to sprinkle them over the beach area, that way they will and where they want to O0
Sand inside the wave - just mix up a touch more of the water colour and add a light glaze over the sand. That will make the sand appear underneath the water O0


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Reply #25 on: December 27, 2015, 04:55:45 PM
OK, Nolan, thanks.  The sand was not completely settled in last night, but I should be able to make the adjustments tomorrow.

This mixed media stuff is fun.

aloha

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Reply #26 on: December 27, 2015, 04:58:30 PM
Mea, I actually like the dark color of your sand - I immediately thought of Black Sand Beach on the BI. Fun learning all that new stuff huh?  :clap:

Thank you Nina and appreciate the helpful advice about the paint. I have so many white dinner plates I can spare one till I get a tile  :)

 :thankyou: Annie

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Reply #27 on: December 27, 2015, 05:52:35 PM
Thanks, Denise.  Yes, these mixed media works are really a fun way to learn new skills.

I just found a tiny bagged filled with little snail-like things (beads?  shells?  beans?)  There's only about a dozen of them, but I am saving them for a mixed-media project.

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Reply #28 on: December 27, 2015, 08:53:49 PM
Cool. As long as they're not those precious Niihau shells   ;)
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Reply #29 on: January 04, 2016, 11:53:04 PM
Hi Everyone, just wondering if anyone else is having trouble obtaining a smooth and balanced amount of sand? I'm using modge podge but found the layer was too light. I tried again being more generous but even, and the sand came off in various thicknesses. when the painting is held upright, you can see the irregularity. I've now tried to fill in the gaps using pva glue which has worked but still not the best. Going over the sand is also not working as well as I had hoped but need to seal it somehow to apply the glaze over the top. I couldn't obtain the texture gel locally. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/thankyou.gif


 

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