Get Arty with Cath Kidston: How to Paint Seaside Shells
Show of hands who had a prized collection of seashells when they were younger? Who held them up to their ears – even the tiny little ones – to see if they could hear the sea? We’ll be honest, we still can’t help but crouch down when something shiny catches our eye during a beach walk. In fact, it’s what inspired our Seaside Shells print.
“We were on holiday last summer and my daughter and I picked all these shells out of the water. We came home and my husband pulled them out of his pocket and there was a hermit crab in there! Searching for shells is a memory shared by all generations. There’s such a sense of discovery and it’s such a joyful way to spend time. Every shell is a treasure, every shell is a win.” – Christine, our Print Director.
If actual seashells by the seashore doesn’t look likely for you today, then why not paint your own? Our Senior Print Designer, Emma show us how to recreate our Seaside Shells print in a helpful step-by-step. Don’t forget to show us your hand-drawn shell collection by tagging us on social media.
Start of by making sure you have everything you need:
-Medium sized paint brush
-Small paint brush
-Paint palette or plate
-Cup of water
-Gouache, Acrylic or Watercolour paints