My favorite shells to pick up at the beach are the oyster type shells. I love the shells that have been knocked around a few times by the ocean waves and now have a little hole in them. I always imagine that they are little frames that belonged to a mermaid. These frames have held all her cherished memories of her friends and family.
After a great night collecting shells I decided that I had to give it a try. All those empty frames needed pictures. I have a limited amount of art supplies right now, we are at the beach on vacation, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.
I used printed out images, a glue stick, some small scraps of lace, and a few dots of paint. I cut the image to size, decided if it needed any lace accents, and glued it all in place. After the glue was dry I used a bobby pin to embellish the frames with dots of paint.
If I had my full art studio I would add glitter, tiny flowers, pearls, and I would use real vintage images. I think they turned out pretty cute. I can’t wait to fill more frames when we get home.