Monday, January 18, 2010

Pretties...

Pretties~ Washer pendents that I have been making....:0)))


The E.T. works just fine over the D.G. if you want to glitter them or, have some that are already done with D.G. you can recoat them with out any problems....

Step one raid beloveds washers...LOL Or, buy them...:0(

Step two Wipe them down with rubbing alcohol to get all oils off them...

Step three either use A.I's or, paper. For A.I.'s I put one color at a time on and blew on them to dry them some times they will spread out on there own and others not so much so you can use a tooth pick or pricing tool to move the inks around.

Paper if used... I was able to find two punches that are very close to the size I needed and used them to cut the paper first. For paper you use E6000 to glue it down to the washer then let dry and stamp on it, sand off the over hang (I had a little over hang) I used a nail file, a sanding block and beloveds files ....

Step four Stamp on it if you want to I used StazOn because I knew that the top coat would not blur it... Also a few I metal stamped on the backs of them words... Again I raid beloved metal stamps and had to have him do the stamping...

Step five if you want glitter use a thin coat of D.G. and glitter it while wet then let dry...

Step six Seal it with medium of your choice, place washers on wax paper if using E.T. I read that in the tips sheet that came with it...






Here are a few maybe helpful post I made on another site....
I used the D.G. when I made mine... Sorry, no photo's yet.... I glazed them like when you frost cookies, out line the inner circle and then the outer and flood the center part and let them dry.... Hope that helps...I also glazed, glittered let dry and reglazed a few of mine they are very pretty this way too....I did them with paper on one side alcohol inks (A.I.) on the other and some that are A.I. on both sides... I used stazon and a stamp too...And got my niece into making them to she even bought A.I.'s...:0) hehehehe I may have gotten to her an made a crafter after all.... And both of yours are awesome....
If you do paper on one side and A.I.'s on the other do the A.I. side first made the mistake of doing the paper first on one and the A.I. went over the inner edge and got under the glaze and into the paper.... I still liked it for myself anyway... Also found out with diamond glaze that if you heat it with the embossing gun you can strip the ones you do not like after they have been glazed an dried...:0) It does get really hot so be very careful I used a poker to strip the bubbling glaze off...I have been using rounded leather string and slip beads for the cording not going out and buying clasps trying to use what I have... And my BIL wears these necklaces from Hawaii that have a carved hook and slip beads on them to adjust the length once you slip it over your head so I went with that idea and loved it... I am thinking of get some rat tail cording and doing the slip beads still...
Well, after a trip out side from just door to door with the washer pendent on it got all milky-ish and ugly so I went to the store to find something that could stand up better to the rainy weather... Okay, had to switch to using a two part epoxy because, we live in the Great North West and it rains a lot.... I am using EnviroTex Lite and will post photos as soon as they are dry and I can handle them they have a longer dry time then D.G. and cure time is 72hrs....
I stopped using the D.G. as the final coat and went with a two part epoxy EnviroTex Lite because, the D.G. did not stand up well to perfume, sweat or, rain water when worn they got all milky looking :0(.... I think M.P. would be like D.G. so as long as you kept them dry they would be fine... Mine are made using A.I.'s (Alcohol Inks) and stamping over the top of it with StazOn...
A.I.'s ~Alcohol Inks
D.G. ~ Diamond Glaze
E.T. ~ EnviroTex Lite
M.P. ~ Mod Podge
I hope this helps....
reflections:0)

3 comments:

Teresa said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for all the tips. I MIGHT get around to finishing mine! :)

LindainNCtoo said...

Love the mini tutorial, Flexie!

I like the sentence: raid beloved washers. ;)

Sharon said...

Way kewl!