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Yay! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! Today I have a special project to share because it includes something that my little rugrat made at art class. He has the most amazing art teacher and she puts together incredible art projects for the kids -- he's three and yes, he made this pretty seashell sculpture all by himself, which I transformed into a keepsake gift that will be going out to family (he made eight of them!)
When I saw Treasure Life, I was delighted because the images and sentiments were absolutely perfect for this gift. I printed out a photo of my husband and our son at his first swim lesson and matted it with vellum, mounting it to the sculpture with adhesive. Next, I stamped the lovely seashells and stones from the set and colored them with Copics before fussy cutting and adhering to a vellum strip stamped with the sweet sentiment. This is actually a very simple gift to make and can be made for any number of occasions.
To make the sculpture, all you need are seashells and Celluclay, both of which can be found at your local arts and crafts store. When wet, arrange and attach the shells in your desired pattern and allow to dry. For these, I also mounted them onto cork coasters to protect the display surface (a piece of felt will also do nicely.) My son's art teacher also mixed in some gold glitter to the clay medium for a little subtle sparkle.The TE Store is now open! Thank you for taking the time to peek in this week and I hope you enjoyed my projects. Don't forget to head over to the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more Release Day goodness!