DIY Pen Holder – Ocean/Beach Mixed Media Craft

DIY Pen Holder – Ocean/Beach Mixed Media Craft

Beach birthday party gift

My daughter is invited for a birthday party and the party theme is beach. We decided that we will gift the birthday girl which will reflect the theme.
Of course, a Mixed media project is what I immediately thought, I had a new pencil holder and I knew I can change it to a ocean themed pencil holder. A perfect gift for the theme.

Materials used

  • Soft Matte Gel
  • Heavy Gesso
  • Tim Holtz stencil

Shell, Stars, acylic paints

Beach inspired Pen holder

I applied Gesso for the pencil holder, and used stencil to create some texture. The boat was made using cardboard,bamboo skewer and for sail I used a white lace cloth. I tied the sail and added some bunting to the boat.

I used a sponge to mix sky blue and white acrylic paint and painted the pencil holder to give a ocean effect.

First side

One side of the pencil holder, I added few shells, the boat and a star. The shells were mixed with gel, paint and applied on the holder. I added a star as an embellishment. I wanted my border to look more attractive, the boat and shells shows a proper border to the holder.

Another side, I added a motivational quote as sentiment “Dream higher than the Sky & Deeper than the OCEAN”.

Second side

On the third side, I haved used stencil to create a texture, I mixed orange and yellow acylic paint and painted a fish using the sponge.

Third side

On the fourth side, I used the texture to created a sting ray.



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  • Macarena
    July 31, 2017 1:53 PM

    It’s such a cool idea and I’m sure the party was amazing. Great projects! Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    • AniCreation
      July 31, 2017 9:14 PM

      Thanks a lot Macarena, all your works inspires us , eagerly waiting for the next challenge

  • Mezzanotte
    August 6, 2017 2:07 AM

    Fun and creative project! Thank you so much for joining us at Mixed Media and Art.

    • AniCreation
      August 6, 2017 8:12 AM

      Thanks a lot ?

  • Cindy Brown
    August 20, 2017 9:42 AM

    I am in love again thank you very much for your participation in MMA.

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