Blogpost & Artwork by Erika Venter, QLD

The theme for this month is Seaside and our MDF kit is this lovely Seahorse. I was very excited to start designing this project and all the embellishments just made me even more exited! So, this is how I designed my Seaside September Seahorse.The theme for this month is Seaside and our MDF kit is this lovely Seahorse. I was very excited to start designing this project and all the embellishments just made me even more exited! So, this is how I designed my Seaside September Seahorse.

Materials:

  • MDF Seahorse kit
  • Powertex Ivory
  • Stone Art
  • Easycoat Glossy
  • Colourtrix Blue & Rich Gold
  • 3D sand & balls
  • Bister Red, blue & Yellow
  • Rope, extra shells, glass eye & extra embellishments
Seaside September Seahorse

Step 1.
Use Powertex Ivory and paint both sides of the seahorse and let it dry completely. Make a little bit of paste  by mixing Stone Art and Powertex Ivory in a bowl and use it to glue the tail and head together. Leave to dry. Paint another layer of Powertex Ivory onto the front of the Seahorse and cover with Stone Art. Press firmly onto the Stone Art to make sure it sticks onto the Powertex. I left mine outside in the sun to dry more quickly. While waiting for the Stone Art to dry start painting the MDF embellishments with Powertex Ivory and set aside to dry. I also painted some extra shells (some shells have a glaze on them so they will need a second coat)

Seaside September Seahorse
Seaside September Seahorse

Step 2.
When the Stone Art is dry rub all the excess off and place it in a separate container to use for another project. Pour Powertex Ivory into a bowl. Pre-measure the rope around the edges of the Seahorse to make sure its not to long or to short. Paint a strip around the edge and dip the rope into the PowerteX Ivory and drape it around the edges of the Seahorse making sure you press it into the Stone Art.

Seaside September Seahorse
Seaside September Seahorse

Step 3.
Use Powertex Ivory to paint over the Stone Art and then dip the MDF embellishments into the Powertex Ivovy and arrange them onto the Seahorse. Pour some 3D Sand and balls in some areas and leave to dry (I used a hairdryer on cold and low to speed up the process) Paint another layer over the 3D sand and balls to secure them onto the Seahorse.

Seaside September Seahorse
Seaside September Seahorse

Step 4. 
Use Bister Yellow, Blue and Red to spritz some areas with colour, as desired. Then mix Colourtrix Blue with Easycoat glossy and apply it onto the 3D Balls using a dry brush technique. Use some Easycoat glossy and Glue the eye on. I also used Colourtrix Rich Gold to highlight the shells and the MDF embellishments. More embellishments can be added anytime. I used a little glass bottle with a note and 3D sand in it to complete my Seaside September Seahorse. This project will dry quickly to touch and will harden in a few days. If you wait for this Seahorse to cure fully for 3 weeks it can 

Seaside September Seahorse
Seaside September Seahorse
Seaside September Seahorse

I had so much fun design and creating this project,
but I feel there’s something missing…

He needs a friend… coming soon!
 
“ENJOY THE RIDE”
Erika

Seaside September Seahorse
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