You can find a few summer activities here, but this one is really a summer activity.
The idea is to make some frames for our pictures using materials we find on a summer walk along the beach. I don’t know about you but every time I come home from the beach we bring tons of stones and shells...
This tutorial will help all restless to use their stone/shells collection to do something that will remind them, when the winter comes, the hot and nice days of summer.
What we need:
- a photograph,
- white glue,
- exact-O knife or scissors,
- Pencil or pen,
- cardboard can be a piece of a cardboard box,
- Thick cardboard,
- Acrylic paint, optional,
- Sand from the beach, optional,
- Varnish, optional.
- First of all chose the photo you want to frame;
- Make 2 little rolls with the tape and fix it to the cardboard;
- Outline the picture with the pencil;
- With the ruler and the pencil draw the frame format, if you can't make it symmetric draw it clearly asymmetric, otherwise will look weird;
- Take the photo off;
- Again, with the ruler and pencils help, draw a second outline 1/2in around the original photo outline, like the photo is 1/2 smaller;
- With the exact-O knife cut the frame;
- Place the frame on the tick cardboard;
- Draw the frame exterior outline on the cardboard;
- With the exact-O knife cut the second cardboard, remember to cut "inside" the pencil stroke, otherwise the back cardboard will be bigger then the front frame;
- Spread white glue on the frame, not too much or the shells will drown in glue;
- Place the shells like your imagination/creativity tells you to, you don’t need to fill up all empty spaces;
- If you want to use sand, now its the time, cover all the frame with it;
- Wait for 24h;
- If you wish to use acrylic painting:
- First option is to dye the glue, before apply the glue mix paint on it as you wish;
- Second option is to paint shells after the glue, wait 24h before apply the paint.
- Remove the excess of sand;
- Glue the photo in the frame back;
- Let it dry for 2h;
- Glue the cardboard in the back, to protect the photo;
- Varnish it if you want.
Summer in a shot!