Paradise Found – Tanya Cloete – Mood Board Inspiration – Altered Art

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Mood Board Inspiration 

Altered Crab 
“Paradise Found”

Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Here is my take on this months mood board. 
I LOVE sea/beach themes and this colour palette is just absolutley STUNNING.

I have altered this cute little crab featuring lots of the pretty sea/beach
Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. I prepped the little guy with white gesso 
and added some gauze along the bottom section. 
I also painted all the chippies I used with white gesso first and then started adding them  in layers onto the gauze, I adhered all of these with a heavy body gel and gave them another coat of gesso. 
I then painted it with some impasto and metallique paints, I added water now and again to tone down the colours a bit. I randomly added some touches of rust pastes. I then tucked in some lace  flowers and extra gauze behind the chippies. I also added some seashells and a starfish embellishment. The chipboard titles have been embossed with white embossing powder (I generally love embossing the chippie titles
 with white, simply because it looks pretty and a lot more visible). I then finished the piece off with some lovely art stones for extra texture.

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