Saturday, August 24, 2013

Good Bye Summer

Hello, today I'd like to share a wall decor that I made for my daughter Natalie using her sea shell collection she got on our summer vacation at Atlantic City. This is also my last tutorial for Faber-Castell as a guest designer, I hope you enjoy my tutorial as much as I enjoy creating it.
To start the project, cover the 6.5" X 9" wood panel with a layer of Gesso then use Palette Knife to spread the modeling paste around the edges.
Mix Gelatos with water in a small container.
Paint the Gelatos color mixture around the edges using brush pen. This beautiful color really reminds me of the wonderful beaches on our vacation.
Apply the Gelatos directly on the edges of the wood panel then use a wet brush to highlight the edges.
After cutting the images from the patterned paper, paste the images on the background using Gel Medium. 
Drip the Gelatos color mixtures randomly using Drip Dropper.
To add some more textures, dab some dots with Gesso using Dot Dabber after attaching the sea shells using a hot glue gun. 

The final step is covering the whole piece with Glaze to protect the surface and make a beautiful sheen. 

It's time for kids to say good bye to summer and go back to school. I hope Natalie will remember those great moments during our vacation in summer 2013 through this wall decor.  


I also hope this project inspires you to make something beautiful for this summer using these techniques and wonderful Faber-Castell products. If you'd like to see the supplies I used on this projects, please check Faber-Castell blog. Thank you for reading. Have a great day!! :)



  1. Oh wow this is a stunning mixed media project. It will make a beautiful wall hanging.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Hello Meihsia
    Well I enjoyed your creations as a Gd for Faber-Castell, you did them proud, and no doubt they were thrilled as well, this little piece is refreshing and unique, and I am sure Natalie will love it.

  3. Fabulous project, really love your techniques on this one!

  4. Now that's just fantastic Meihsia!! I smile like a goofball the entire time I'm on your blog. I love what you teach me every visit. Just a gorgeous creation for your daughter :)
    Lisa x

  5. totally a stunner and once again - so inspiring

  6. Work of art!! Love how you used the vintage photos! I can almost feel the sea breeze from the Mediterranean!

  7. Hey Meihsia , your going out with a BANG, excellent work, your daughter must have loooooved this, excellent tutorial, love the potion bottle, thanks for sharing..

  8. Ms Linda ( 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Nice art work. Reminds of the 50ths beach scenes. Frame looks gret as a back ocean drop for the pics.

  9. I love how you used the gelatos on this project. Absolutely ingenius Meihsia! Sorry this is your last project for FC, you should be on their permanent team. Your projects are awesome!!! Hugs