boardwalk and a little sneak peek


When I was in high school in Japan, I had a chance to visit the U.S., and there I went to a beach town on the west coast.  It was such a lovely place with a boardwalk, amusement rides, and cute shops… I just always think of that happy memory when I think of the ocean.

To be honest though….I can’t really remember how that particular beach town’s boardwalk looks like anymore! LOL  So this is just my own made up version of it.

Now to be as lazy as I can, I used a big sheet of wood from a DIY store.  It’s hard and sturdy, so my Sylvanians can play hard on my boardwalk.

I drew lines on the board with a pencil.

And made light slits along the lines.  Oh boy, no, I’m not cutting this hard beast!  I really didn’t see a point in cutting out individual boards, so I kept the wood in one piece.

I also skipped using wood stains.  I think acrylic paint being very thinly applied did just fine here.

Then I added a couple more colors for some boards.

Finally I did a dark wash over the whole boardwalk to give a bit of an weathered look.



Under the boardwalk is just some foam board base I made.

Mmm…I like the nostalgic look of this scene…

Oh, before you go, here is a little sneak peek of what I’m working on at the moment.  It’s a bunch of different crafts in progress at the same time, but you might be able to guess what they are! What you don’t know, is what they’re for! Teehee!!

I’ll let you know when I’m through with all the beach  town related tutorials! Don’t miss it!