This has been in the making for a long, long time. The real scallop shell was decorated months ago and has sat around since then waiting for attention. Because of the shells links with the sea I wanted to do some craft related to that environment so did this 3D scape. All contained in its own shell home.
The shell was thoroughly washed and then painted with stripes in Viva precious metal colour in gold and turquoise. It took a couple of coats to cover properly. The edges of the shell were then gone over with gold Krylon pen to neaten. Some acrylic gems were adhered around the edge of the shell with more Glossy Accents and alternate gems coloured with the brush pen in green.
All stamped elements (apart from the waves) came from a plate of polymer stamps by Pink Paislee (Nantucket). The shell, seahorse, word seal and words were all stamped on white card with Memento tuxedo black ink which were then coloured with Marvey alcohol brush pens before trimming out and edging with AI to cover white card edges. A word seal and two seahorses were glazed with Glossy Accents.
The sea was made up from a border stamped multiple times on printed paper, trimmed and layered and edged with a Quickie glue pen and glittered with transparent blue water Art Glitter.
Some fused green sizal was cut into frond shapes before assembling and layering all elements as shown with hot melt glue to make a 3d seaside scene.
The shell has been supported for display using a plate holder.
It turned out just as I had envisaged it and it was great to use up that shell !! You know what they say ......... 'Better Late Than Never'
It will also fit the challenge over on the Happy Daze Design Team blog this month which is 'April Showers' and the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge which is 'Anything Goes'
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