Do you love green plants but yet you don't have a green thumb? If you said yes, this project is for you to try just as I had to try it!
Succulent Artwork Made From Seaglass
For this project I will be once again recycling old picture frames, first a light cleaning and then take them apart.
I laid out my glass portion of the frame with a piece of white backing to become the backdrop for the art. I used E6000 since it's super terrific to adhere things to glass and it dries clear.
I created a window and a couple of plant stands with the driftwood pieces.
These are just a sampling of the shards of pottery and dinnerware that I find at the beach. These shards will become the flower pots for my picture.
I laid out my flower pots first and then decided on the plants to create in each of them. The left one in the window is a plastic one that I snuck in from my scrapbooking supplies.
The green sea glass becomes the houseplants, I suggest that you Google succulents if you are unsure about what shapes to form. I used a skewer stick there to remove excess glue and to carefully position the tiny shards.
I used an old pair of tweezers to lift and glue the tiny beads in place to create the cactus blooms.
Here are the two frames completed in two different color schemes and layouts.
This one I chose blue and orange for the color scheme. The tiny, orange blooms are clothing sequins and the orange seaglass was painted with frosted glass paint to match. I again used scrapbooking supplies in the way of stickers to accent the picture.
I liked the look but yet it still felt bare to me, so I opted to add blue scrapbooking paper for the frame insert.
So for the other frame the only paper I had to coordinate with the color scheme was a green scrapbooking sheet.
It has a pattern giving it a textured look almost as if it was wallpaper?
I went with it because the bonus is that you can swap out the backing to whatever you want it to be...white or colored!
I think they turned out quite well for my first attempt at this form of seaglass art, I will indeed be making more! They make a perfect housewarming gift or a souvenir piece of art! Please follow me along as I come up with more artwork using seaglass and so on like this one. Here's the link to see my other designs [url=https://www.hometalk.com/member/122355/tracey1503443