Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sanibel shells, part 1

As we returned from Sanibel island this summer I brought back a bucketful of sea shells- hoping I'd develop the craft projects for them. Within the first week after our return I came up with the first project.

I'd had this frame for a few years but it never seemed to match my other decor, though I loved the recycled feel of it.

I had a bottle of good ol acrylic paint, in an oatmeal color. I coated the frame twice.

Then I started laying out some of the shells. I just wanted a variety to provide a sampling of some of the gorgeous shells I collected. It was really hard to decide which ones to use, because they are all so beautiful!

Lastly I selected a picture from the trip, matted it with some scrapbook paper leftovers, and voila!


This is new. I used to blog a lot, on a variety of sites, but haven't done anything of the sort in a long while. It was suggested by a dear friend that I create a blog to share some of my craftables with the world. Many projects are already complete but many more ideas come up each day! A lot of it is not my own concept, but is pinspired. Please comment and share!