Wednesday, August 25, 2010

‘Paper’ Porcelain Pins


These are the pins that I made, as name tags, for our last Joyful Heart Demonstrator Breakfast.

It’s a technique I learned from Kelley Purkey (missed you this year at convention) several years ago but this time, I didn’t have to cut out the design by hand!  I just ran the paper through the big shot and stamped the design (from the Elements of Style set)  in basic grey on the top layer of 3 layers of Whisper White Butterflies.  I glued all the layers together using Tombow, multipurpose glue.  While the glue was still wet, I curved, and curled, snipped the slit between the wings a bit and shaped the butterfly the way I wanted, then left it sit overnight to dry completely. 

Then I sprayed at least 3 coats (allowing drying time in between) of Folk Art Highshine Glaze.  I did this on my front porch—it’s very toxic smelling.

I applied Chunky glitter—clear—to the center of the butterfly for the body but it turned yellow because I put it on with Tombow glue, I guess.  I would use Crystal Effects the next time.

To apply the name, I hand wrote then names and cut them in a banner shape—on Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I formed them a bit so that they looked ‘flowing’,  I sprayed them with one coat of spray, then when that was dry, I sprayed a second coat-to the front and the back, and stuck it immediately to the finished butterfly.  Then I sprayed one last coat, over the name tag and when dry, applied a pearl or rhinestone.

I hot glued a pin onto the back when complete.


IMG_2455 another make and take inspired by a swap I got at convention

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