I have a stash of sea glass collected from the beach during my morning dog walks. I was inspired to use up some of the smallest fragments by artwork that I saw in a Cornish souvenir shop. Clean and simple appeals and I knew I could do this but without the title that they artfully scribed on theirs. Mine will have the beach name written on the reverse instead.
I cut a stencil from card and spread some Distress Collage Medium matte glue through the stencil directly on the canvas/textured paper before positioning the glass pieces like a jigsaw. Once dried I pulled off the stencil and the job is done.
I prefer the fish in the smaller photo frame and still have lots of glass to use up once I decide on other shapes. Do they have to be beach related?
Four pages from a proverbs dictionary and a few moments at the sewing machine…
glue pairs of pages together at the very edges (so you don’t get glue on the needle later on)
trim one set down by about a third for the front and chamfer the edges of the back set so you can later fold it over
if decorating now is the time to stamp or stick, here I stamped in black then outlined with distress crayon which makes it look layered
sew across the top of the shorter front piece, clip front and back together (don’t pin or you will make holes) then sew all the way around the edge
now fold over the flap
when you have filled the envelope you can seal with double sided tape or a glue dot as you choose
The hardest cards to make…
The greetings were printed from the laptop on photo paper. The metal embellishments did all the work on those cards. I cut out the stamped flintstone image with the scan n cut, coloured it with whatever pens came first to hand and stopped myself embellishing beyond a few enamel drops.
I stuck to my objective of making at least two similar cards at a time and now have some masculine cards ready