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Dixie Belle on a clamshell.

You probably already know you can paint pretty much anything with chalk paints, right?  I've used it on wood, metal, and glass, but I have to admit, this is my first time using chalk paint on a clamshell.
1.  A thin coat of paint, slightly watered down, coating the inside of said shell

2.  Iridescent plastic ribbon, accordion folded and stitched at one end, to look like a fan.

3.  The rock is holding the down the stitched end of the ribbon, which is drying with a dollop of glue, and a colored toothpick was added to the back of the collage image to give it support.

Glue Haiku
waiting for the glue
project with many pieces
an eternity 

(It's okay, go ahead and moan--it was supposed to be ridiculous!)

Added some sparkly white tulle, iridescent glass beads, "pearls," and tiny shells.

 (I dunno who dyed all those tiny pink shells--it sure wasn't me.)

 Ta-da!  Bathing Beauty.

Stuff I used:
iridescent plastic ribbon
collage image from the Before Bikinis page
plastic beads, pearls, glass beads, and real tiny little seashells

Since you're here, you may want to jump over to the DIY Design Studio blog--I'm sharing a chalk painted piece there, as well.

Happy Thursday!


  1. I love it! Great use of that ribbon. And your haiku fits how I feel when I am waiting for a project to dry. ;-)

    1. Is there anything that takes longer??? I wrote that after NOT waiting long enough, and detaching the fan piece not once, but twice . . . the heat gun doesn't work on everything, unfortunately!


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