Friday, May 16, 2014

Gold Leaf Seashell Wall Art

I recently discovered this liquid gold leaf at Michael's. All you have to do is paint in on. It dries super-quick and you have a completely different look with amazing shine.

For this project I used 4 wood frames, FolkArt craft paint in Sky Blue, Recollections Burlap Ribbon, Plaid Liquid Leaf in Gold, and assorted seashells.

First I painted the frames. I was going to add in another shade of blue but really fell in love with the beachy feel of the Sky Blue.

While the frames were drying, I used a stiff brush to paint the Liquid Leaf on the shells. It covered easily and quickly. It completely transformed the shells. I found this whole set of shells at CVS for only $2.00. A major score!

Next, I measured the burlap using the frame backing, cut it, and hot glued it to the white side of the cardboard. Then I inserted the backing into the frame.

Next, I glued a shell inside each frame. And finally, I glued the frames together.

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  1. This is so fun and what great art for summer!

    1. yes! I feel like it's summer here already so I'm in that mode now.


  2. I love this. My daughter collects shells so I might have to show her this! She'd have so much fun!

  3. I love the idea of painting the shells gold, even just to set out on the table.

  4. Cheryl,

    You always have the best ideas! I love the gold leaf!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy day!


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