I started by painting a chipboard whale from Eyeconnect Crafts with FolkArt Milk Paint by Plaid in Jamestown Blue. Once dry, I assembled the whale with brads, then painted the waterspout with Petticoat.
I found a delicate wood shadowbox and lightly sanded it with my Delta Sander. Next I painted the shadowbox - Jamestown Blue around the outside and Petticoat inside. Once dry, I lightly sanded the shadowbox again with the Delta Sander then painted on a second coat of Jamestown Blue. The Delta Sander is perfect for accessing small areas.
Around the edges of the shadowbox, I stamped a small design in complementary colors of ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler.
I adhered the whale across the middle of the shadowbox, then placed assorted die cuts in the boxes. An anchor holds a sentiment from Rubber Dance in the top box - mesh was adhered along the edges of 3 boxes and some coral die cuts were placed in several other boxes.
To finish I created some clay shells, a fish and a starfish created from Makin's Clay Sea Shell Push Mold and assorted colors of clay which I mixed together to create a variety of colors. They were mixed amongst the mesh and coral and adhered in place with Beacon Adhesives
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