Saturday, August 13, 2011

Collaged Washer Jewelry - Part 2

I worked on a couple of different projects last night and I am still having fun. I thought I would share my own mini-tutorial for how to make the washer pendant with the pink flower. Hope it helps you to make your own!

Choose some scrapbook paper, cut out a square (as big as you need), turn it over and trace the washer shape. Cut out the shape and attach it to the washer with Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

Carefully sand the edges of the washer with sand paper or an emery board to remove excess paper from edges. Be careful to only sand in one direction or you risk lifting the paper.

Go through magazines and choose images and phrases and gather your embellishments. Cover the washer with a layer of Mod Podge again and place your embellishments where you would like them. 
Add glitter to areas you would like to be glittery and tap off excess.  

The next photoless step... Coat the entire decorated side of the washer in Mod Podge Dimensional Magic or a similar dimensional product and allow to dry for several hours or overnight. The curing process took about 24 hours for me.  (I can't believe I don't have a picture to show you of this step! I thought I took one, but didn't! Just warning you that the liquid comes out fast so be careful and add only a small amount at at time and carefully remove air bubbles with a straight pin as needed. It will appear cloudy at first but don't be alarmed. It will dry clear.)

 Next, add a heavy duty adhesive to the back and then attach a jewelry bail to the top. Set aside to dry for about an hour.  

Attach your finished product to a cord or a ball chain or some other sort of necklace, whichever you prefer. 

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  1. LOVE IT! What a unique can do so many things with it! Thanks!

  2. love these...super cute. thanks for sharing!


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