Today, I was rummaging through my seashell box and pulled out some of the pieces that weren't all that pretty.
Instead of throwing them out, I decided to paint them!
Hey, it couldn't hurt.
It's the first time I've tried this, so I wasn't sure how the paint would work on the shells.
I first painted the old sand dollars on the top side. The paint sucked into the surface so fast, I couldn't wipe any off. So, I flipped them over and dry brushed the back side. These are really old sand dollars and were an old beige color.
The large shell is rather course textured. I painted it all over...thank goodness it didn't suck up the paint.
Then, I quickly wiped it with a dry paper towel to show some of the texture.
You can see the "design" on this one the best.
I painted this one all over and quickly rubbed a little of it off.
I think they turned out ok for a first try.
What do ya think?
The paint I used was Apple Barrel gloss acrylic craft paint, in Real Navy...you know, the kind in the little bottles that you get at the craft store...just in case you like the color. :)
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