Carol's on the Patio Lounger

Carol's on the Patio Lounger

        CoolKatzCraft 1:12th Patio Set Intrigue – Sea and sunshine


When I received this kit, I had an unexpected boost with a day of sunshine and so I thought I would take this a step further and remind myself of a lazy spell at a luxurious beach.

I wanted the lounger and table to have a traditional wooden look and it was easy to achieve this after the pieces were stuck together with a wash that was made from Distress Ink and a small amount of water since, as the instructions clearly say, you don’t want the MDF to get too wet and post assembly finishing is best.

The background was a photo taken from the internet and the base board was covered with a mixture of modelling paste mixed with paint and a small amount of sand to give a rough effect.

It was nice to think of an umbrella for shade rather than keeping off our wet weather and I found that by bending back some of the sections on a paper cocktail umbrella, I think I achieved a 3d effect but you could just as easily move the newly christened parasol forward and have it coming through the table (which has a hole for this purpose if you want really can play around and create your own scene without much effort or difficulty).

Although my beach babe has just risen from the lounger, leaving her cocktail (supplied with the kit and ready to paint), her book and stash of postcards that she really should be writing…I feel the story is there to see. The lovely thing about this kit is that you can create a fabulous scene without needing to spend a great deal of money on accessories – more savings for the holiday fund then!

I think we are all ready for the Summer Sunshine, and if Carol's scene
has inspired you to create your own beach diorama, you can find all of
the links below.

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Happy Crafting.

The CoolKatz Team x


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