2016 Topic 16: Beads,Charms and Dangles
Hi everyone Lauren here, and tonight I'd like to share with you this a very quick post about making beads and charms from stamped acetate. .
I chose this technique because it's quick, easy and effective. Kim's gorgeous elements are perfect for beads and charms. You can change your materials to suit your needs. I chose acetate because it is lightweight and easy to use but you could also stamp into Fimo, paper clay, silver clay. The possibilities are endless.
Step One: I used a few of my favourite colours of Fresco Finish Paint to colour a piece of fairly heavy weight Acetate. First I mixed some Mermaid with an equal amount of the Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Medium (you could also use Gel Medium) and sponged it onto the acetate. Once that layer was dry I just spread on the other colours with a credit card in the usual way. I coated the whole lot with a layer of Pearl Glaze which gives a lovely sheen and really makes the colours pop.
Step Two: Next I stamped some of Kim Dellow's gorgeous shapes from EKD01 onto the painted acetate using Archival Ink which I then heat set to make it permanent.
Step Three: Before cutting them out I added some dots of Glitter Glue just to lift them a little more and add a bit of light catching sparkle.
Step Four: For the next stage I pierced holes in the Acetate shapes and attached the them to each other with 5mm jump rings. Then it was just a case of threading them onto the earring wires (I got mine from Hobbycraft but they are easy to get hold of.
Just look at the gorgeous sheen you get. It really does look pearlescent. Gotta love those PaperArtsy glazes. They really do the job don't they.
You could also make some beautiful charms stamping into something like Fimo or Silver Clay and maybe use some enamel dots for the detail. I think this would be a great project to make with older children in the holidays. I even made some charms using some old coins left over from trips abroad. Those few little bits that just aren't worth changing up again. They get shoved in a jar and saved. Why not coat them with Fresco paint, stamp them and add a bit of glaze and glitter glue to give them new life. The ones below are about the size of a Penny. I think they look really cool and they have a nice weight to them too.
Thanks so much for joining me tonight. I hope it's been interesting.
See you again soon.
Thanks Lauren, fabulous sheen on your danglies! The Pearl glaze really transforms the surface. The sheer number of Fresco colours means you can have a pair for every outfit. ~Darcy
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