Two New Seahorse Wall Hangings

I quickly made two new seahorses similar to the one I shared in my last post

The new wall hangings are smaller and not quite the same.  I used beadboard but didn’t cut out the seahorse shape, instead I routed a groove around the shape and painted inside the line.
 
I sanded the whole piece and then framed one with old wood, probably strapping, and the other with old Barnboard. 
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These pieces are each about 22″ high and 11″ wide.
 
 

The Sale of a Seahorse That Wasn’t For Sale

I made a different type of seahorse wall d├ęcor at least a month ago and had it hanging in my shop. It wasn’t for sale because I really liked it and wanted to eventually have it in my house.  A few people have asked the price because I didn’t have a price sticker. So I did put a piece of masking tape with the words “Sorry not for sale” on it. 
Well, I sold it to a customer who really liked it and made me an offer!
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This piece evolved, as many of mine do.
This seahorse creation is 30″ high x 16″ wide.
I first decided to cut a seahorse shape out of a scrap piece of beadboard, left over from my house’s bathroom make over. The initial idea was to have the wall show in the cutout empty area. After cutting it out however, I thought the seahorse needed to be filled in. I put some turquoise stain on a piece of thin plywood and held it behind the seahorse shape but it still needed something else so I lightly sanded the turquoise so that it wasn’t a solid colour. I glued the stained piece on the back and then sanded the beadboard.  The final step was making a frame out of scrap wood. 
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Seahorse from Distressed Striped Wood Pieces

I had hoped to post this last week but my computer died and all my photos, saved websites, plans, etc were on it.  I bought an iPad Pro, so I’m learning the Apple system, as well as getting used to a tablet after having a desktop for many, many years.  And… I still need to recover all my saved items. Then I tried blogging and could not get my photos to load <sigh>.  So now I have switched to a blogger app, fingers crossed this works because I’m too old to learn much more new technology!   Okay, here is the third in a series of four striped wood pieces.  The seahorse:

                                                 This piece is 34 1/2″ tall, 13″ wide and 1″ thick. Each stripe is a separate piece of wood, painted, distressed and stained before being attached to the backboard. If you haven’t seen the previous shapes, they were the lobster and the mermaid.

Striped Lobster

   I am really not liking this new system…

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Face-to-Face Seahorses

I’ve been making quite a few signs that I hope visitors to our island will like.  This one is from a graphic that I got at The Graphics Fairy where there are thousands of free images for people like myself to use. (Thanks Karen!)

I glued together some pieces of wood side-by-side and cut in a shield shape.  Then I dry-brushed white paint over the front and turquoise on the side.  I hand painted the seahorse image as well as “Prince Edward Island.”

This sign is 17″ high x 13 3/4″ wide.
I think I’ll make another one similar, do you have any ideas on what colours I should use?