The best ways to display seashell art and shell collectionPosted by Alla on Aug 8, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments
The best way to keep, preserve and display your seashell collection it is comfortable to use a special piece of furniture. This can be a dresser or bureau with thin draws or air-tight containers. The drawers can be modified with plastic inserts to hold many shells. Purchase little plastic boxes and cover them with foam, tissue or soft paper. The most important step is to create labels for each shell or family shells. Place the label above the shell or group of the shells in the background. Put the seashells inside the boxes with all the information about the seashells. The clear plastic material will offer a nice way to view your favorite shells.
Exhibit your seashell collection in different display cases. Put some of your most beautiful seashell specimens to professional box frames. You can choose to frame shells individually or cluster the frames into larger groups on the wall, or create a dramatic composition of a number of shells within a single frame. You can display your collection as a collage or mosaic art work. Organize your seashells by color or pattern.
Add nautical – themed decorations around your shells to enhance their beauty and bring a natural looking setting. Embellish with bits of fish netting, beach wood and smaller shells,which can be glued or put onto the display in some other creative fashion.
Display larger, impressive seashells as objects of art on bookcases, console tables, desks or coffee tables. You can use two or three shells or pieces of corals and driftwood to create a harmonious nautical environment.
An attractive way to display colorful, but less valuable smaller shells is in glass bowls or vases. One can fill a glass lamp base with shells. These decoration features can be used as centerpieces on the table or as individual art objects around the house. It can be a fun and rewarding experience. Your house will be funky, exotic, fresh and beach looking.