Sea Glass DIY Kit Tutorial
Our Nova Scotia Sea Glass DIY Art Kits are designed to inspire creativity and encourage people of all ages to have fun creating their own unique artwork.
Our tutorial will walk you through each step of your art journey. In your kit you would have received the following:
- Fine tip marker
- Glue (specially made for glass)
- Materials: Shells, pebbles, Sea Glass and Driftwood.
- Card stock - This is found inside your frame. Gently remove the backing of your frame to find your pre cut card stock.
What you'll need:
- Glass cleaner & Paper towel
- A pencil if you prefer to sketch things out before using your marker.
Now that you are ready, lets get started!
Put your frame on a flat surface and begin placing your materials where you'd like. Generally I suggest placing the large pieces first, such as your driftwood. Enjoy the process and get creative with your design
Keep lining everything up as you like. You might think one design will work, then change your mind. We aren't gluing anything down yet, so have fun with your design ideas here.
Now that you have a design in mind, you'll want to place your card stock on a flat surface and lay everything out as you want it.
Once everything is laid out, you'll want to move the pieces away slightly so you can draw your lines. See in the below image, I have moved the birdhouse down, away from the driftwood. I have also moved the bird over slightly so I can draw the beak and legs. Then I did the same for the other birds.
Once you are done drawing, move everything back to where you'd like it to settle.
Hot tip: Before moving on to step 4, the glueing process, we want to make sure we use a glass cleaner like Windex to clean any dust off the glass frame. I always clean in behind the glass as well. Before you put the frame back together, make sure it is dry.
You'll want to get your tube of glue, make sure you are using the glue in a well ventilated area. You are going to glue everything down, on top of the glass.
At this point you'll have your card stock beneath the glass as the background. We are glueing our Sea Glass pieces on top of the glass and you only want to use a small pea size bit of glue, just enough to make the glass stick. If you put too much glue, it will come out the sides.
If you find the glue comes out the sides, that is because you pressed down on the material (which we don't want to do) or you added too much glue. No problem though, you can pickup the piece and I suggest using a small amount of windex to wipe the glue up.
From there, glue your piece again and lay it down. Move through this process slowly, it can be tedious, but the hard work will pay off.
Now that you have finished gluing everything down, you'll want to let your art sit flat for at least 42 hours. We don't want to pick it up and tilt it at all, until it has had time to set.
Enjoy your new piece of art!