Commission:
Sand Dollars at Anna Maria Island

1. Sand Dollars

These sand dollars came from Anna Maria Island in Florida and I was asked to put them onto a beach with waves lapping over them.

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3. Where to put the dollars & shells.

Settled on the positioning of the shells and where the waves would go (in my mind).  I will drop them into the first resin layer and use a second layer to partially bury them. 

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5. First 2 waves in

Delighted with the lapping waves and depth the layers have given to the sea.  

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2. Base layer

Acrylic Paint base layer - golden sands leading to a deeper sea.  Colours in the resin can now be more subtle as they are overlaid. 

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4. First layers down

2 resin layers down using a lolly pop stick to push the resin close to the shells. Resin colours starting look good and shells have settled into the resin well - can't wait to get the waves in!

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6. All Done

Final wave all done.  Very please with the outcome!

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If you like the finished piece and would like to purchase something similar - let me know.

Perhaps you have some shells of your own from a special holiday?

If you have any questions about this piece or the techniques I used, by all means drop me a line.




 
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