Since it is now officially summer, I thought I'd post my "By the sea" plaque. The base is a large (5" x 7") countertop tile sample. Torn paper, Creative Paperclay shells and paper bathing beauty on cork are layered on the tile, with wire and beads through the hole at the top for hanging.
Creative Paperclay is an air-dry material, so the shells were painted and sealed with a pearl varnish. (If you can't find pearl varnish, add a tiny bit of white pearl paint to your favorite varnish to give it a "pearly" look. Make sure that your paint and varnish are compatible, i.e. acrylic paint with acrylic varnish, etc.)