For this project, I decided to use an array of shells that I already had in my stash of products. I had been asked by several people to come up with new ideas other than regular beach scenes for using shells and this is what I came up with.
I coloured the shells using India ink, which was diluted with a tiny bit of water and left them to dry. While that was drying, I painted the board white and left that to dry also. Next, I mixed a small amount of sparkle pigment to give the base a nice glittery finish before adding the shells and stones. Once positioned how I wanted them, I then added some pigment to the resin and poured it over the shells and stones. Then using a little heat, I warmed the edges of the colour resin to help it spread out to the edges of the board.
Here is a list of the products used:
- MDF round board (50cm diameter)
- White Stones: https://amzn.to/2Wbqkwl
ArtisuePowder Pigment – Sparkle White
- India Ink: https://amzn.to/2TiyYDy – US | https://amzn.to/2Stcn8R – UK | https://amzn.to/2JIzY1c – AU
- Colour Arte – Rezin Art Lustre Pigments – Aquamarine: http://bit.ly/rezinarteaquamarine
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I hope you enjoyed this video and it has given you ideas for using your own stash of shells and stones.