What Paint do you use to paint seashells?
When I booked my first event as a Professional Mermaid, I was so excited to begin planning out how I was going to accessorize and what I was going to bring with me to help make the experience as fun and memorable as possible for those who attended. Remember this video here? I couldn't decide whether I wanted to hand out pieces of "gems" and "gold" or if I wanted to pass out glittery seashells to the children at the event. Eventually, I settled for mixing some treasures in with my seashells (thanks Element Dolphin for the recommendation!) and everyone at the book fair loved the variety. Since the sparkly seashells were especially popular, I figured I'd take a moment to teach you how to make them so that you can hand them out at your next mermaiding gig if you would like. Or... you could just keep them for yourself too, since they are great for crafting up neat mermaid-y creations and for decorating your mer-cave!
How to Paint Seashells... a very quick & easy video tutorial
Mix it up!
While the "Sugar Cube" glitter paint is my favorite of the Martha Stewart Craft Paints, the other colors are all really pretty too! Here are some other color combinations that I found to be especially beautiful and quite mermaid-esque. However, don't feel limited to just these colors... try playing around with all sorts of other paints to come up with a look that you find appealing. Or, try finding something that matches the color scheme of your party or the color of your tail for some more ideas. Most importantly... have fun with this project!! :D
Blueberry Slush + Purple Sapphire
Aquarium + Blueberry Slush + Sugar Cube
Aquarium + Sugar Cube
Aquarium + Purple Sapphire
Beetle Black + Sugar Cube
Beetle Black + Blueberry Slush
Beetle Black + Blueberry Slush + Purple Sapphire
I hope you found this tutorial to be helpful! Remember, if you don't know where to find seashells (or where to buy the correct paint) you can find links in the description box of the "How to Paint Seashells" video. Additionally, if you now have a whole mer-cave full of colorful seashells and now you don't know what to do with them, I suggest you give this video a look. (More shell crafts are coming soon, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you want to get notifications about that.)
Thank you so much for spending your evening with me! Have a very magical day full of mermaid-y things and lots of glittery seashells!! ♥♥♥
XOXO- Mermaid Phantom