Step 1: Gather Materials
paint - for frame
2 paint brushes- one for painting frame and one for applying mod podge
poster board - Can use cereal box or other cardboard for backing.
beach scene scrapbook paper
assortment of shells
OPTIONAL: spray can of clear acrylic sealer
Step 2: Prepare Frame
Clean frame making sure surface is clean and dry before painting.
Paint entire frame. Applying extra coats untill desired look is achieved and let dry.
Take the backing or stand piece from the back of the frame. Not to worry if it is a repurposed frame and not the prettiest you can paint it later. Cut poster board piece same size as backing. Also cut matching piece out of the beach scrapbook paper.
Use paint brush to apply layer of mod podge on backing piece and glue poster board to frame backing, making sure to smooth out and remove any air bubbles.
Apply another layer of mod podge over poster board piece and place beach paper on top and smooth away air bubbles. Cut away any excess paper and apply a top layer of mod podge over the beach paper and let dry.
Step 3: Assemble and Add Your Own Beach Treasures
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!
Apply craft glue to bottom of picture and frame making some peaks and waves then sprinkle with sand. Let dry partially then apply more glue where you would like to add your shells. You can press shells into wet sand peaks to create different levels. Also dot picture randomly with craft glue and sprinkle individual spots with more sand. Once completely dry you can turn over picture and dust away any extra sand. Do not turn picture over until completely dry or clumps of your picture will fall off with the wet glue.