Smell The Sea…. A Canvas with Chalk Paints

Hello atry-crafty folks,

Gayatri here with another inspirational project with Little Birdie Chalk Paints. Today I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried something new.  All our DT members are so talented that they have inspired me to try something new.

So, this time I tried my hands on a mixed media canvas. I used chalk paints to create the background. The more I work with chalk paints, the more I fall in love with them . They dry quickly and give a matte finish. Little Birdie has such a beautiful color palette. ( I am going to hoard them for sure 😀 )

I am  so happy with the outcome. Let me take you through the steps on how I created it.

I assembled the materials required. Monte Marte 5″ x 7″ canvas, chalk paints and brushes.

For the sky, I used Tuscan Teal chalk paint and a bit of blue acrylic paint. To create the beach, I mixed Lemon Chiffon with a little bit of Mocha Color splash. I added a bit Marsh Green chalk paint here and there too.  I stuck a piece of cheesecloth to create texture for waves.

I added Snow chalk paint on the tip of ruffles of the cheesecloth to give it a frothy texture. I added the fence sticker from the 3D sticker collection and added some colour to it with a mixture of Snow chalk paint and Mocha Color splash.

I used the Irregular Dot stencil and Frosty Fizz Embossing paste to create texture. I added mini art stones I had in my stash, for more texture. Once it dried I colored the stones with the same colors I used for the beach.

I colored a small chipboard bird with chalk paints and stuck it onto the fence. I completed the canvas by adding some shells, moss etc. I painted few birds in the sky too.

Here are more pictures of my completed canvas:


List of materials used:

Hope you like my project. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this. Till I see you again with more projects – Happy Crafting!!


  1. Beautiful project. Loved the colors and how beautifully blended together. Simple yet so beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

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