Saturday, November 3, 2012
I stamped the fan (Rub a Dub Dub) in gold permanent ink and sponged the same gold ink around the rim. The image was colored with gel pens and Colorbox smooch ink. When everything was dry, I sprayed a gloss sealer over the tray. It looks nice standing on an easel as a decoration or sit it on your dresser for your perfume bottles. You can find trays, trivets and coasters in the mosaic section of your craft stores. If it has a flat surface you can stamp it.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Heated tan craft foam on both sides with heat tool. Inked stamp (Sunday International) with dark brown Colorbox fluid chalk ink and pressed into softened foam. Blotted out some of the brown ink while still wet. Allow ink to dry. Squeeze drops of aqua and citrus Ranger alcohol inks randomly on piece. Blot some of the ink so it's not too dark. When dry, squeeze on a little Judikins diamond glaze and spread with finger. You just want to coat the piece to give it a shine. Allow to dry. Trip piece to fit it a 1 1/2 in. Ranger memory frame. String a necklace.
Craft foam, it's not just for kids anymore.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
I finished the neclace by attaching .014 beading wire with crimp beads, beading each side and ending with a toggle clasp.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Those plastic embossing folders are not just for paper. I had a package of metal patina squares from Fire Mountain Gems that are perfect for the embossing folders. I put the square in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine. I then sanded the embossed butterfly which took the color off and let the gold colored metal show through. I finished the piece by squirting on some Diamond Glaze and spreading it over the front with my finger. I attached the finished embossed square to a metal filigree round with a jump ring and strung the pendant with coordinating beads.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I made this necklace as a thank you gift for a friend. I melted clear and gold UTEE in the melting pot and then added flex. When the flex was melted I stirred the pot and sprinkled on some black UTEE. Poured the UTEE into the dragonfly mold that my friend had made and given me. Popped the hardened piece out of the mold and applied green Rub n Buff to the dragonfly. Sealed the piece with Diamond Glaze. Glued it to an round antique gold metal piece with E6000 glue. Made a dangle with a green fire polished bead and head pin and attached to the bottom of the piece and a jumpring to the top. Picked out the beads I wanted to use and strung the necklace. Cut a piece of chain 2 inches shorter than my finished necklace and attached it directly to the 2 pieces of the toggle clasp. Made three sets of dangles and attached them to the chain. Made earrings to match.