Design Team Project

Porthole Diorama – Pascale B

Hello Sweeties,
Today I’m up on Dusty Attic blog with a kind of diorama. Imagine looking through the porthole of a submarine and looking at the sea world. Wouldn’t that be amazing!

I primed the two parts of the porthole with black gesso. I added a piece of acrylic between the two pieces of the porthole. Next, I painted it with Silver Spoon acrylic paint. Next, I used the Rust Effect pastes set to alter the porthole. Finally, I added some Old Silver wax.

I built a bottom which I covered with white crackle paste. When dry, I colored it with different shades of blue liquid acrylic paints.

I primed all the sea chipboards with white gesso and the resin elements with clear gesso. I used liquid acrylic paints to color them and waxes to highlight the details. I covered the Coral elements with Iced Crushed paste and Nude liquid acrylic.

I covered the Anchor with Rust Effect pastes, added a little bit of Old Silver wax, and added jute cording. I covered the painted Jellyfishes with Glossy Accent. I glued a piece of toothpick behind all the elements. 

I added a piece of polystyrene at the bottom covered with Paper paste. While the paste was still wet, I added some sand to mimic the sea bed. When done, I glued all the elements in place.

To finish, I added some natural elements like a crab, shells, moss, and starfishes

Dusty Attic products:

Porthole 11″
Seaweed Mixed
Seaweed #1
Coral Mixed
Ocean Elements #1
Ocean Elements #7
Mini Jelly Fish

Other products:

  • Mould – Kate Sue Design (Seahorses);
  • Mould – Prima (Coral Reef);
  • Waxes Art Alchemy – Finnabair (Old Silver, Graphite, White Gold, Rich Copper);
  • Liquid Acrylics Art Alchemy – Finnabair (Nude, Coral, Burnt Sienna, Umber, Avocado);
  • Acrylic Paint Alchemy – Finnabair (Silver Spoon);
  • Art Extravagance – Finnabair Prima (White Crackle Paste, Paper Paste, Iced Crushed Paste, Rust Effect Paste set);
  • Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Heavy Black Gesso, 3D Matte Gel).