It is getting cooler, rainy and really looking like fall. Just to remind myself how lovely summer is I created this beach inspired piece. I used papers with blue/teal, brown and yellow. I then used gel medium to adhere it all to a piece of chipboard. Washed with with cream and butter acrylic paints. Then I sanded here and there to let the paper pattern show through. Then I rubbed in distress ink and twinkling H2O's. Dressed up the photo mat with some tulle, beads, paper shells, brads and glitter. And the final piece reminds me of time spent at the beach.