July Book Of The Month – Frinton Beach

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Frinton beach in the evening light, tide going out. I took a large piece of paper down to the beach this year, along with some brusho in small spray bottles. I wanted to make a background for a folded book, using the beach as inspiration. Strewing some seaweed and pebbles on the paper, I sprayed over them, leaving the silhouettes behind.

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Back at home I used some of the many seaweed stamps I have made over the years to add interest to the background. I particularly wanted to emphasise the seaweed as I had taken a good photograph of it clinging to one of the groynes.

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For the stamping I used a mixture of paints – some lumiere, but also some cheap acrylics from The Range. These funky foam stamps have served me well particularly as they are just very basic shapes – I use them often.

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When dry I emphasised some of the seaweeds with a fine liner pen and then folded the entire piece in half and glued back to back.  I then proceeded to fold and cut into a little concertina book.

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