Seashells ~ assorted types and sizes
Focal ~ in this project I used a Star fish
Adhesive ~ you can use glue stick or any adhesive that will dry clear. For this project I used industrial strength E6000. You can find it online and at most hobby or hardware stores.
Plastic disposable gloves
Primer ~ Spray or brush on
Paint ~ Spray or bush on
This works for any type of frame, be it for photos, mirror, or black/chalk board, as long as you have ample room for the shells. I tend to look for frames with ample recessed areas for a more polished look.
I used an assortment of seashells .
I wanted a beachy white cottage theme with only a hint of color. I bought the bag of assorted mix shells (about $7.00) at Michaels with my 40% off coupon.
I primed and painted the frame. Once everything was dry, I laid out some of the shell to get a "feel" for the design and to make sure the shells I wanted to use would work. For this project, I wanted a more flowing, carefree layout...almost as if I just tossed them onto the frame.
Once satisified, I began gluing the shells in place.
I used the larger shells first and filled in with the smaller shells.
You can use glue stick for faster resutls. I used industrial strength E6000. It's a bit smelly, so make sure you wear a dust mask and are working in a well ventilated area.
You can find a more thorough tutorial on my How To blog here, or just chick the How To's button under my blog header. If you have any questions, feel free to email me anytime!
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