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Nautilus Shell Mixed Media

Anne Grbic creates these custom Nautilus Shell Mixed Media pieces using Craft Attitude film.

Project Steps:

1 - Print selected image on 1 sheet of Decor Attitude in reverse or mirror image in high quality photo res, let ink dry thoroughly and preferably overnight. This is especially important when layering multiple layers.

2 - Remove carrier from 2nd sheet of Decor Attitude and cut into 8.5"x8.5" square and remaining offcut into 2 pieces. Save film/skin for use in another mixed media.

3 - Apply red paint and gold paste onto carrier square using brayer to mix colors and create pattern.

4 - Place doily on top of painted carrier and repeat applying red paint and gold paste on top lightly allowing doily to show through. Create more texture by applying scrap piece of carrier to paste and quickly pulling paste up. Let painted carrier dry thoroughly, preferably overnight.

5 - Cut printed nautilus shell image out.

6 - Apply PVA glue generously to printed side of nautilus shell image.

7 - Place nautilus shell image on top of prepared carrier with glued image side down, pressing with fingers. 

8 - Peel carrier sheet from nautilus print gently and continue pressing film/skin onto prepped carrier with fingers to adhere to textured surface underneath. Apply sealer over entire piece after 24 hours.

Add to cart SKU Product(s) Price Qty. Total
043401 Picture of Scrapbooking Attitude 8.5"X11" Sheets 8/Pkg Scrapbooking Attitude 8.5"X11" Sheets 8/Pkg $16.99 $16.99
131559 Picture of Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Red Alert Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Red Alert $2.14 $2.14
133819 Picture of Golden Molding Paste-8oz Golden Molding Paste-8oz $15.69 $15.69
369575 Picture of Greaseproof Doilies-8" White Circle 16/Pkg Greaseproof Doilies-8" White Circle 16/Pkg $1.99 $1.99
134257 Picture of Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer-8oz Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer-8oz $6.19 $6.19
081014 Picture of All-Purpose Scissors 8"- All-Purpose Scissors 8"- $9.99 $9.99
485710 Picture of Slice Brayer-Pink Slice Brayer-Pink $6.99 $6.99
387606 Picture of Glue Stick Permanent-1.27oz Glue Stick Permanent-1.27oz $2.99 $2.99
328394 Picture of Sponge Daubers 3/Pkg- Sponge Daubers 3/Pkg- $3.39 $3.39
  • Inkjet Printer
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  • Nautilus Shell Image from Etsy
Anne Grbic
  • Anne Grbic
  • Working with the Craft Attitude product awakened a dormant and groggy creative force that went into hibernation when other wonderful life events took over my time: raising a family, volunteering and working.  When I got involved with the Craft Attitude products and the wonderful artists and crafters who embraced it, like a thirsty plant,  I eagerly absorbed everything!

    This Anais Nin quote says it well: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Trudi Sissons was my first and greatest inspiration; seeing 105 pieces she created with Craft Attitude made me want to do that! Walking through Art Expo in New York City made my heart flutter from excitement and my eyes tear. 

    I felt I needed to be a part of all this creativity. Mixed media made my heart swoon, experimenting with color, texture and different surfaces made me so focused, time stood still, and I didn't want to leave my work lab. Mine is not the usual artist's bio, but I've realized how happy I am when I can create!

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Materials
  • Scrapbooking Attitude 8.5"X11" Sheets 8/Pkg
  • Americana Acrylic Paint 2oz-Red Alert
  • Golden Molding Paste-8oz
  • Greaseproof Doilies-8" White Circle 16/Pkg
  • Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer-8oz
  • All-Purpose Scissors 8"-
  • Slice Brayer-Pink
  • Glue Stick Permanent-1.27oz
  • Sponge Daubers 3/Pkg-
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Nautilus Shell Image from Etsy
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