Sharpie Shells

If you check Pinterest for Sharpie shells you will be surprised at the variety.

Some plain shells.
Some plain shells.

I gave it a quick try last night and can give a few pointers:

  1. It goes fast but take your time.

    Draw some lines that follow the contour of the shell.
    Draw some lines that follow the contour of the shell.
  2. Smooth shells are easier than rough ones.

    The rough shell in the upper left was harder to decorate and not as successful.
    The rough shell in the upper left was harder to decorate and not as successful.
  3. The ultrafine tip works better than the fine tip.

    Fill in with some squiggly lines.
    Fill in with some squiggly lines.
  4. You can’t do it wrong but you will get better as you go along.

    This would be a fun project for teenagers who can also collect the shells.
    This would be a fun project for teenagers who can also collect the shells.

I had fun and the concentration was calming much like the new adult coloring book fad. Give it a try.

What’s your favorite Sharpie color?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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