I've had some fun this week decorating shells.
I've been using some Spode patterned paper napkins as I do love blue and white - my previous blue and white shells are here.
I added some moss and artificial succulents to this little one.
I decided to try an oyster shell as I have seen some lovely ring dishes on Pinterest - this one is quite large at 12cm long. I added some gold leaf liqud to the edges and under side and gloss varnished the napkin side to a very high gloss.
I don't think this clam shell suits gloss varnish, I'll go over it with a couple of coats of a matte one. I am going to drill a hole in it, and add ribbon or twine to hang it with.
And here's my desk as it is at the moment - a sheet of white paper for photographing on, plus a clam shell and some paper napkins - I am going to paint the inside of the shell with white paint first so the dark markings don't show through the napkin, then this will become a dish - it's another large shell at about 14cm wide.
And finally some more little shells, using up some old paper napkins. I have no idea what to do with them but they were fun to make!
I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW