A few years ago I bought this map of Cedar Key, Florida. It was mass produced and made to look old. I had originally planned to frame it but that never happened. I have been dreaming of what the map would look like if I distressed it and made it really worn.
So I crumpled it up, torn and burnt the edges. Burnt a few holes in spots and added some distressing ink around the edges. The wrinkled areas also were rubbed with distressing ink.
I lazily slapped Mod Podge and placed it on a rectangular canvas.
I went back over the edges with wood stain for an even more burnt look.
All of the shells were found in the Gulf of Mexico while scalloping.
The large ones are Horse Conch. I was thrilled to find these.
The sand dollars were also found while diving this year.
This was a nice way to add a bit of my Florida in the house!
What's every one been up too??
I got a new laptop today and have lost alot of my blogging notes.
I would love to know of more parties that are going on.