thegraphicsfairy.com. The Graphics Fairy has such an amazing collection of prints and graphics and I was so excited to find the perfect shells for my project.
After I found my seashells and the perfect time-worn paper background, I headed on over to Photoshop to get started. But just putting the seashells on the page wasn't good enough. I wanted it to look like a real journal with notes about each shell scribbled on the page. I felt like I was doing a school project again when I was doing all this research on different shells! It might sound like boring work, but learning about shells was actually really interesting! I had to make a couple educated guesses as to what a couple of the shells were called, but based on the pictures I sorted through, I think it is pretty accurate! Every shell is beautiful and different and has its own story. I intentionally found a font that looks like a messy cursive but I think it is still legible enough to read the notes I made.
The print was made specifically to be a 16x20. Anything bigger or smaller than that and you'll have to crop or deal with resolution issues. I printed mine at Costco and added a 1/2 inch border to it. I added the border because I had a pretty chunky frame and I didn't want any of the writing to be cut off.
Download and print it HERE.
This post was originally published at Ella Claire on May 14th