I’ve had umbrellas on my brain lately. It all started when I was thinking about the upcoming Halloween Carnival Event and the umbrellas I used for some of the games. Unfortunately (as it seems is always the case) the manufacturer is no longer making them. After searching for a replacement, I decided to figure out how to make them and come up with a pattern. Next, I thought, how fun umbrellas would be for summer art, and that lead to the beach scene you see above. Well you know me; I couldn’t stop at just one pattern. By the time I was done I had come up with 4 different patterns that create 4 different umbrella designs.
Before I jump into the umbrella video tutorial let me tell you a little bit about the beach scene. The construction is pretty much the same as the Mermaid Tail Scene in one of my recent posts. I used 2 chipboard shells to create the base. In the case of the shells, I cut off some of the end of the top shell and I cut a slot in the bottom shell. Next, I glued the top shell into the slot on the bottom shellt.
I cutout the beach babes and balls and using 2 layers of double-stick foam core tape I glued them to the base.
I attached the umbrellas to the base using Styrofoam and E6000 glue.
Next, I drizzled lots of glue onto the base to cover the foam core and Styrofoam. I also added glue in other spots to make it look like they are sitting on the beach.
I continue to layer glue and sand allowing the glue to dry between coats until I have the result I desired.
The images of the women, balls and seagulls are from my new collage sheet “BeachBabes”.
Alpha Stamps Products Used to Make the Beach Babe Scene:
UMBRELLA VIDEO TUTORIAL
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make paper umbrellas. These umbrellas are made from decorative paper and a wooden skewer. Paper umbrellas are very easy to make and can be used for your dimensional art projects or as décor for a party. You can make them as large or small as you like. The only limitation is the size of the paper. In the video tutorial below I’ll show you how to use the four patterns I have created to make different styles and sizes of umbrellas.
You can make them as large or small as you like. The umbrella below is 15” in diameter. The only limitation is the size of the paper. In the video tutorial below I’ll show you how to use the four patterns I have created to make different styles and sizes of umbrellas.
Optional: Bead, trim or other embellishments