About this Project

Let's make something, shell we? Click through for the A.C. Moore Craftologists' dotting and painting tips that will turn your beach-combing collection into colorful keepsakes.

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    Create a variety of patterns with paintbrush kit. Let fully dry. Use a round-tip paintbrush for creating small, intricate dots. Apply Mod Podge to seal.
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    Create an ombre of colors by mixing 3-5 colors, applying paint onto the shell in a gradient, then blending with a dry brush.
  • 3
    Flat shells with fewer grooves work well in more intricate patterns. For shells with deep ridges and grooves, focus on simple line work in a gradient of colors.
  • 4
    Starfish work well with symmetrical dots, lines, and gradients of color.