How to Create a 'By the Sea' Weathered Wall Hanging

Using a fun distressing technique and Graphic 45's beautiful seaside themed papers & embellishments, craft a beach inspired keepsake worthy of display or makes a very special personalized gift.

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How to Create a 'By the Sea' Weathered Wall Hanging
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Paint pallet with gesso (or white paint). This piece has a rustic, beachy, weathered look, so the pallet does not have to be painted perfectly.

Paint pallet with gesso (or white paint). This piece has a rustic, beachy, weathered look, so the pallet does not have to be painted perfectly.

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Cut paper to fit on each pallet slat, (cut a smidge smaller than the slats so that the wood shows on the sides and ends). Adhere paper to pallet.

Cut paper to fit on each pallet slat, (cut a smidge smaller than the slats so that the wood shows on the sides and ends). Adhere paper to pallet.

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Using a white candle, rub edges, depositing a light layer of wax. Do this here and there and heavy along the edges of the pallet.

Using a white candle, rub edges, depositing a light layer of wax. Do this here and there and heavy along the edges of the pallet.

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Lightly paint with gesso (or watered down white paint).

Lightly paint with gesso (or watered down white paint).

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Once gesso/paint is dry, sand. This creates a lovely, beachy, weathered look!

Once gesso/paint is dry, sand. This creates a lovely, beachy, weathered look!

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The paper will show darker where the wax was applied, as the paint wasn't able to penetrate. Such a fun technique!!

The paper will show darker where the wax was applied, as the paint wasn't able to penetrate. Such a fun technique!!

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Prepare embellishment pieces: emboss diecuts, dye ribbons (see my Snapguide how-to for custom dying ribbon).

Prepare embellishment pieces: emboss diecuts, dye ribbons (see my Snapguide how-to for custom dying ribbon).

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Ribbons in my custom dye.

Ribbons in my custom dye.

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Finished pieces! Perfectly coordinating with my By the Sea papers and embellishments!!

Finished pieces! Perfectly coordinating with my By the Sea papers and embellishments!!

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After you have gathered and prepared embellishments, begin designing....adhere sticker title. Gently sand to soften and distress.

After you have gathered and prepared embellishments, begin designing....adhere sticker title. Gently sand to soften and distress.

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Tear and roll the edges of the large mat background piece.

Tear and roll the edges of the large mat background piece.

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Add second mat layer. Adhere metal clothespin (I used hot glue to apply clothespin).

Add second mat layer. Adhere metal clothespin (I used hot glue to apply clothespin).

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Along the bottom of pallet, layer torn pieces of sand colored cardstock, then add netting.

Along the bottom of pallet, layer torn pieces of sand colored cardstock, then add netting.

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Layer in diecuts.

Layer in diecuts.

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Add ribbon embellished chipboard pieces.

Add ribbon embellished chipboard pieces.

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Adhere embossed shells and chipboard pieces to the title area.

Adhere embossed shells and chipboard pieces to the title area.

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Here's what we have so far.

Here's what we have so far.

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Adhere embossed lobster diecut corner pieces.

Adhere embossed lobster diecut corner pieces.

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Add dimension to title letters by layering with embossed letters.

Add dimension to title letters by layering with embossed letters.

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Add found shells.

Add found shells.

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Create tag mini album. Use stamps, chipboard and stickers to embellish.

Create tag mini album. Use stamps, chipboard and stickers to embellish.

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Add stickers, chipboard and cup hook to the pallet.

Add stickers, chipboard and cup hook to the pallet.

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The top area will feature a photo that can be clipped on with the metal clothespin.

The top area will feature a photo that can be clipped on with the metal clothespin.

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The bottom area will feature the tag mini album hung on the cup hook.

The bottom area will feature the tag mini album hung on the cup hook.

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Add finishing touches...found shells, chipboard buttons.....

Add finishing touches...found shells, chipboard buttons.....

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...Randomly stamp images here and there, add metal brads to the corners. (I popped off the tops of the brads and hot glued them into place).

...Randomly stamp images here and there, add metal brads to the corners. (I popped off the tops of the brads and hot glued them into place).

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Add wire to the top for hanging.

Add wire to the top for hanging.

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Your photo can be changed out, or add layers of photos. Add journaling and additional photos or saved ephemera to the tag mini.

Your photo can be changed out, or add layers of photos. Add journaling and additional photos or saved ephemera to the tag mini.

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Such a fun way to share memories of a favorite getaway, beach vacation or family reunion!!

Such a fun way to share memories of a favorite getaway, beach vacation or family reunion!!

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