©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015
I have fond memories of playing on the beach as a small child when we lived in Southern California. Life was simpler back then, less stress and worry! I long to go back to those days and be able show our grandkids what life was like back then. I have created a “treasure” box for each of them as a reminder of lazy summer days spent at the beach.
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- AG Cotton Press sea shell mold
- A sunny window, microwave or heat gun
- Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
- Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive
- Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, left over cardstock scrap, etc.)
- Hexagon paper Mache box approx. 4 ½”
- Silver metallic and medium blue pearl acrylic paint
- Small flat paint brush, 1” foam brush
- Sea sponge
- Numerous sizes of white and blue pearl beads
- Wired tiny white pearl beads
- Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create white slurry.
- Cast two sea shells. (I often create multiple castings to use for later projects.)
- When the castings are dry, use the flat brush and blue pearl paint to add some color to the sea shells.
- Set aside to dry.
- Use the foam brush to paint the box with blue pearl paint.
- When the box is dry, use the sponge to randomly apply silver metallic paint.
- Set the box aside to allow the paint to dry.
- Use the QuickGrip™ adhesive to attach the two sea shell casting onto the lid of the box, slightly overlapping the shells.
- Arrange and attach the pearl beads and wired pearls.
Enjoy the memories.