Saturday, July 11, 2015

Seahorse family - Tutorial

Hi everyone,

many of you have expressed a desire to see on my crafty table 
This is of course impossible, pure chaos, I must tell you ;-)
But joking aside,
today I will show you, how I made my seahorses 




1. draw a seahorse on cardboard, use a free clipart for example:

 2. cut out
(unfortunately I don't know a company that produced this, but a good idea in MDf, or ;-))
3. use leftovers from scrapbookpaper or other, embossed it with a folder
4. glue it on front side
5. reverse this and cut off the excess paper
6.  use stamps and 
smeared the gaps and edges of the paper with gesso and palette knife 

use embellishments or shells or dies or all what you can find on the beach
and give it in the yet moist Gesso

 finally I used Metallic Lustre for accents on the surface
that's all my friends
and I have a lot of fun with this sweeties in our bathroom :-)

I hope that was a little help for you! 
The steampunk version coming soon :-)!!!
exactly tomorrow you will see the black sheep of the family ;-)
but it's my absolutly favourit

Have a nice weekend friends 


  1. Kerstin this is one absolutely gorgeous seahorse family accompanied with a starfish beauty. You should enter these makes into our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! If you do, please display our mood board and link back to our challenge...I really hope you enter this, cause it is amazing!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing the details of these gorgeous critters - have I mentioned how much I love them??!!

    1. Many thanks and yes Kathy, you are not alone :-)!!

  3. Kerstin,
    Thank you so much for sharing the information. I love these wonderful sea creatures you have created - beautiful!

  4. Totally adorable Kerstin, bet they look amazing on your wall.
    Julie x

  5. I love sea inspired decorations! It's so simple using a cardboard and still you made such a cute and beautiful seahorse! Thanks a lot Kerstin for sharing that tutorial! I'm happy that I've found it.:)

  6. Großartig, Kerstin - das ist ein tolles Teil!!

  7. Wow Wow Wow Kerstin, these are just incredible!! I am falling off the chair trying to get in closer to see the details, thank goodness for the large photos! These are so breathtaking and I love the process pictures, what an incredible transformation from a piece of cardboard, wowsers!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, you really rocked our mood board! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  8. You always amaze me with what you make! I so want to try this technique. Thank you for showing the step by step process. Totally incredible! xxx Laurie

    1. Thank you very much Laurie, that's make me happy !!!

  9. This is an awesome Sea horse and a super how you made it guide. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamps and Stencils.

  10. Love your Seahorses, so sweet. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and happy crafting, Angela x

  11. Kerstin, your work and altered art amazes me every time! This seahorse family is so freakin stupendious! What an incredible journey you have taken us on. From plain cardboard to a happy family and home wall decor. Fantabulous and awesome sauce details! Thanks so much for sharing your process. Stunning!

    Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Big Hugz! ~Niki DT

  12. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  13. Wow, these are fantastic. I love the transformation of cardboard to mixed media gorgeous with all that texture in a lovely colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  14. Your seahorses are gorgeous ...... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  15. Fabulous seahorses and a great tutorial! cx

  16. Wow!! Just following your link via FB, this is really a magical project and transformation, your idea is wonderful as well as your great talent!!! Congratulations!! ^^
    And thank you for the tutorial, it was really lovely to see your creative process Kerstin. Hugs, Coco xx

  17. oh this is amazing love,all the textures,you have created on the sea horse,bless you for playing at TCP this week hugs Cherylxxxx

  18. Love these fabulous sea creatures! Fabulous texture with the shells and other found objects. Thank you for sharing the idea of using clip art to create the shapes and thank you for joining our Happy Holidays Challenge over at Stamps and Stencils. These lovely pieces make me want to go beach combing ! Toni x

  19. Wonderful creations! I love all the texture. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

  20. I totally, totally love your seahorses Kerstin and to see how you made them is wonderfully generous of you! Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!