Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon is always hoping I will make some small beach themed mixed media pieces that they can sell for under $25. That is the ideal pricetag for our tourists!
This 5 x 7 piece was fast and easy to make with a Dollar store frame and nail polish.
Step One: If your picture frame isn’t white, spray paint it white.
Step Two: Squirt Diamond glaze (or Mod Podge) in a haphazard way around the edges of the frame and place sea shells in the glaze.
Step Three: Sprinkle white sand on the glaze adding more shells to your liking.
Step Four: Print and cut out the pdf. starfish (below) or use your own pattern
Step Five: Tape the starfish pattern to the back of the glass and cover it with white fingernail polish. If you wish, print out a saying and tape that to the back of the glass and use a white paint pen to write on the front of the glass.
I tested several pieces of scrapbook paper for the background, I decided against the purple.
I thought this would be very nautical, but it is too distracting!
The lavender scrapbook paper won! Sometimes I put a black annealed wire hanger at the top, but I put the easel back on so this can sit on a shelf or mantle.