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Decor from shells: do-it-yourself panels

This shell panel will become your bright and sunny memory of the sea. The shell panel will become your bright and sunny memory of the sea It is so nice when the house is decorated with paintings, panels or other handmade crafts. These things have their own special energy, unique attraction. The author’s style is felt in the house. True, hand-made items in the store are very expensive. But you can make a beautiful fake yourself. It takes a little time and invention.

Diy shell panel for beginners

Surely everyone has shells brought from the sea. They evoke pleasant memories of relaxation, sun and the sound of the sea. Seashells are in themselves a beautiful work of nature. It is quite simple to make a panel from shells with your own hands. You need to make a fantasy.

Materials for creating a panel at most will be found at home:

  • Glue;
  • Framework;
  • Board;
  • Beads;
  • Pebbles;

Everyone can make a panel from seashells, showing a little of their imagination and desire Everyone can make a panel from seashells, showing a little of their imagination and desire

  • Groats;
  • Beads, etc.

If there are none, you can purchase everything for needlework in the store..

Making a panel from seashells can be a great hobby. This is an exciting activity for both adults and children. When working on crafts, a child incredibly develops fine motor skills, imagination, imagination, perseverance and attentiveness.

You should remember about safety, since shells are quite fragile material, and you can get injured by them..

Panel from seashells (video)

How to make a panel from shells with your own hands: a master class

The creation of a panel develops incredible creativity in everyone. Such a panel can be hung at home, for example, a nautical-style panel looks great in the bathroom. And panels with flowers or trees, as well as in the form of toys, are perfect for the design of a children’s room. In addition, a do-it-yourself shell panel is a good gift..

To create a panel from shells you will need:

  • Shells of different sizes and shapes;
  • Board or plywood;
  • Glue;
  • Acrylic paints;
  • Wooden frame, you can for a photo;
  • You can also use various beads, feathers, beads, rhinestones, stones, buttons, cereals, seeds.

Due to the variety of shapes and colors of shells, the panel can turn out to be original and colorful Due to the variety of shapes and colors of shells, the panel can turn out to be original and colorful

In general, you can use any materials at hand that you have. There are no limits.

First you need to collect all the material for work. Prepare everything.

Seashells can be brought from the sea, or can be bought at a craft store.

Actions:

  1. It is necessary to disassemble the shells by size and type. All shells should be thoroughly washed and dried..
  2. Shells can be painted with a marilka to give them a darker and more intense shade..
  3. If there is no marilka, you can use a strong solution of potassium permanganate, then you get a color from dark red to brown, depending on the strength of the solution. Easier and faster to paint shells with acrylic paints.
  4. The shade of paint is selected at will, in accordance with the concept and drawing of the picture. For example, in yellow to create the sun from seashells, and for flowers you need to paint the seashells in pink, red.
  5. Before gluing the shells on the panel, the paint must dry, or it will be smeared. You can, of course, paint the shells after they have been fixed on the panel. But it may not turn out very neatly.

You can make a lot of different panels from shells: paintings, decorations, figurines, patterns, and more. The main thing in this business is imagination and ingenuity. You can make a lot of different panels from shells: paintings, decorations, figurines, patterns, and more. The main thing in this business is imagination and ingenuity.

If you don’t have any of the above at hand, you can take nail polish to give the shells a shade. Pearlescent varnishes look especially impressive.

You need to take a wooden frame, you can use a photo frame. It can also be overcoated with acrylic paint..

The board or plywood should be flat, to achieve this, you should walk over the surface with sandpaper. The board should be adjusted to fit the frame.

How to make an unusual panel

You can make the panel abstract, that is, just stick shells of various shapes in a chaotic manner, or you can decompose the shells into a drawing.

For example:

  • Flowers;
  • Wood;
  • Ship;
  • Doll;
  • A car;
  • Seascape, etc..

The next stage is a sketch of the panel, made in any way. You can not only draw a drawing by hand with a pencil or paints, but also find a photo you like on the Internet or scan a beautiful picture, photo or even a postcard. Using the Adobe Photoshop program, you need to make the image outlined.

Most people bring a lot of shells from their seaside holidays, which eventually gather dust on the shelf and forget about them. Not everyone guesses that they can be used to make an excellent and original panel. Most people bring a lot of seashells from their seaside holidays, which eventually gather dust on the shelf and forget about them. Not everyone guesses that they can be used to make an excellent and original panel.

It should be understood that the sketch should not have many small details, since the shells themselves are very original and interesting material that looks spectacular in various compositions. But if you really want to, then for small parts you can use shell crumbs.

Beginners in this direction should take simple drawings, with a small amount of detail..

Print the image in accordance with the dimensions of the performed panel, the next step.

Then you need to put the drawing on the board using carbon paper..

However, this is not a required step, as beginners usually do this. Or when the drawing is incredibly complex. You can simply compose the composition directly on the panel.

Step-by-step instructions: do-it-yourself paintings-panels from shells

After preparing all the necessary materials, you can start working on the panel.

Step by step guide:

  1. We paint the frame with marilka, potassium permanganate or acrylic paints. The frame must be completely dry. A white and blue frame works well for a panel in a marine theme..
  2. We insert the board or plywood into the prepared frame.
  3. Mesh, fabric, sand, burlap are used as a background..
  4. We cut out the mesh, fabric or burlap prepared for the panel according to the size of the frame. We attach it with glue. It is convenient to use a special glue gun. If creating a panel is a hobby, then you should spend money and buy a glue gun, it is not expensive, but very convenient, since the glue is fed neatly, in small portions. This will avoid glue spreading..
  5. The next stage is the main, the most exciting and interesting one. We compose a panel from shells and other materials directly on the panel. We carefully attach each part with glue.

A panel made of seashells is a rather painstaking business that will require a little of your patience and diligence. A panel made of seashells is a rather painstaking business that will require a little of your patience and diligence.

We process the compiled panel with acrylic varnish. This will allow the panel to look more finished, in addition, the details painted with varnish shimmer beautifully in the sun..

Panel of seashells with sand background

A panel made of shells on sand is a panel with sand as a background. Any cereal can be used instead of sand..

The first steps of the frame and board are carried out in the usual way. Then we apply PVA glue to the board. The next step is to apply sand or cereal in an even layer, press it as tightly as possible to the board so that it adheres well. Then you should wait a couple of hours until it dries completely..

A panel of shells with a background of sand will remind you more than once of a wonderful vacation at the sea A panel made of shells with a background of sand will remind you more than once of a wonderful vacation at the sea

For shine, it is good to varnish the sand and let it dry..

After that, we compose a composition in a nautical style, using shells directly, as well as materials combined by theme and style (beads, beads, stones, dried sea stars). We glue everything to the base with glue..

You can lay out the details randomly, or you can in the form of a drawing, for example, in the form of a ship.

Various options for panels from shells (video)

In addition to panels and paintings from shells, you can make many different fakes, for example, a ship, a tree, flowers or a composition of them. 

Panel from shells (photo)