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How one can Decoupage Oyster Shells


How one can decoupage oyster shells utilizing tissue paper, Mod Podge, gold paint and clear oyster shells. This straightforward craft will make you need to acquire extra oyster shells simply to have some enjoyable with this cute artful concept. Use as a hoop/jewellery/trinket holder for a reasonably accent! 

At this time’s publish is a enjoyable craft concept. I’m not an enormous crafter, however often one thing comes alongside that catches my consideration and I beloved this one and thought you’ll too. This oyster shell craft has been round a very long time and I’m undoubtedly not the primary blogger to share it, however since I simply did them for the primary time, I’m sharing with you too. I’ve observed them all over the previous couple of years and plenty of of them are bought in on-line retailers.

Blissful Could Day! A number of weeks in the past, I went with an area good friend of mine, Pat, to a girls’s retreat in St. Simons, GA. Being in a coastal space and as a part of the weekend actions, Pat had an area to St. Simons gal come by and share this craft with the women. Once I heard we have been going to do these, I used to be very excited as a result of I’ve seen these oyster shell ring holders on the market on websites and knew they needed to be straightforward to make. And they’re!

These are the three oyster shells I remodeled on that weekend craft journey. I assumed they have been so cute, so I introduced dwelling further oyster shells she had provided to make extra. The gal that did the crafts is Small City Desk. Angie is the sweetest single mother and he or she has a web based enterprise of reward packing containers and DIY crafts. She’s acquired spa reward units, subscription packing containers, soaps and extra. You will discover her DIY Oyster Shell Craft field right here for $15 if you wish to do that craft at dwelling and don’t need to go and purchase all of the elements. One field will do many oyster shells. I nonetheless have loads of the supplies left from my field. Many people most likely have oyster shells at dwelling from amassing shells for years. Make sure your oyster shells have been cleaned completely earlier than portray them.

Let’s get began and make sure and save my collage for future reference. It’s really easy, you’ll need to do lots of them.

I had 4 further oyster shells I introduced dwelling to do extra crafts with. Her equipment accommodates the brushes, white paint, gold paint and decoupage (Mod Podge) that you simply want for this.

Step One: Paint your oyster shell with white craft paint particularly if it has darkish spots. You don’t need these to bleed by means of your paper. Let dry.

Angie supplied us with a number of choices in tissue paper. The skinny paper is finest for tasks like this. I had the hen napkins left over from my Easter egg decoupage venture I did a pair years in the past.

Painted white and drying.

Step 2: After the white paint has dried, paint the inside of the shell with Mod Podge. You should use Matte or shiny, your choice. Reduce out a tough form of your oyster shell on the tissue paper/serviette. Should you use napkins, make sure and take away the white outer layer and simply use the coloured half. Press down along with your paintbrush and mould it to the shell.

Step 3: Add extra Mod Podge on prime of the paper and unfold it round along with your paintbrush, brushing down the perimeters and smoothing out as finest you may.

Step 4: After getting it smoothed down and sticking nicely to the perimeters, be sure that it’s a lot moist with Mod Podge after which start tearing the additional serviette/tissue paper away from the shell edge. It should tear simply when damp.

As soon as the perimeters are sealed down let all of it dry nicely. Don’t fear about little imperfections within the serviette or tissue paper, they may dry flat and look nice.

Step 5: Let all of it dry nicely earlier than the final step (or in case you’re in a rush I discovered the gold paint is ok to go forward and paint on the sting, then let all of it dry). However when you have further time, let all of it dry nicely. I did that with this batch and got here again to all of them dry.

Step 6: Get out your gold paint and paintbrush and brush alongside the perimeters of the paper, giving the oyster shells a gleaming look. Make sure and canopy the hinge a part of the shell because it’s normally larger. It’s really easy to simply use your paintbrush and dab on the gold paint for a completed look to the shell.

Get pleasure from your completed trinket shell/ring holder. They’re so cute, it was enjoyable determining which designs I needed to go on every shell. These will all be one in all a form and a enjoyable venture to do with these little ladies in your life.

Every shell has a unique form, some are flatter and a few are extra rounded with a deeper scoop within the center, however they’re all enjoyable and distinctive. I’ll give a few of these away to my household and buddies and maintain a pair for myself. I like all of them!

What do you assume, is that this a craft venture you’d wish to strive? It’s actually really easy that anybody can do it! These oyster shells have been fairly the craze the previous couple of years, have you ever observed?

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