Dear Chicago House,
I have a big box of shells in the garage that have been begging to see the light of day. They were not the loveliest of shells, just plain white and smooth but with a flick of a Sharpy they are now really quite beautiful.
You don’t have to be a spectacular artist to create a set of your own, just select a color and start doodling.
I stuck to just one color for each shell for maximum impact.
and when I switched from blue to pink I changed my random patterns to valentine inspired hearts.
But what to do with them?
If you made a load they would look pretty tumbled into a simple bowl, or how about a simple center piece?
Creative in Chicago
26 thoughts on “Getting Creative with Sharpies and Shells”
Just love this idea and the blue and white especially is delightful : )
Thanks for your comment. I love the blue and white ones too…I have a bit of a thing about that color combination and even have dedicated a whole post to it today http://www.creativeinchicago.com/2015/01/lovely-blue-and-white.html
Where do you find smooth shells only rough shells are For sale in craft stores
I picked these particular shells up on a beach in Florida
You cam order them online or if you live on the water ….
Where do you order from?? Please
not for sale…so easy to make yourself!
Brilliant, just love this one.. easy, creative, fun and inexpensive…. cheers
Tout simplement,c’est merveilleux!
Beautiful, I have many plain shells,now I know what am going to do with them.
Thank you! I’d love to see what you do with your shells
Do the bigger sharpie’s work better than the thin ones?
I used the normal size sharpies, I imagine you could do more intricate designs with the thin ones so it depends on what you are going for! I’d love to see what you create
What do you put on the shells to protect them?
You don’t really need anything but a coat of polyurethane would work. One of those spray ones would be super easy!
What did you use to seal them after the sharpie?
So beautiful! These would make a great wedding favor for guests! Emma
Brilliant idea. Thank you xx
Absolutely awesome and very creative. I would like to know what kind of pen did you used gor these masterpieces. Thanks. Razia.
I used sharpies, although any colored marker would work
I just love these shells! I paint and hide rocks but I live in a coastal community and shells are easy to come by I will definitely give it a go!
Cute! Did you paint them white first? Or were they that consistent white color when you found the shells? If you painted, what did you use?