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!

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