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.
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.
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.
waiting for the glue
project with many pieces
(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