Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This was a fun technique to do. I hope you enjoy and think out of the box.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
- 3D Crystal Lacquer
- Rectangular Glass Tile from Sakura Hobby Craft
- Fine Clear Glitter
- Silver Adhesive Backed Metal Tape
- Rhinestone Tape
- Scraps of scrapbooking paper
I wrapped silver metal tape around the tile to give a chunkier look and it also looks as if it has a soldered frame around it. Then I used a tiny bead of Crystal Lacquer to adhere a strip of rhinestones around the entire tile. I actually cut up a rhinestone bling frame that I had to get the strip of rhinestones. I let this dry for several hours before continuing on.
I wanted to add a floral accent to the front of the pendant and choose a small violet flower from my stash. I gave it a coat of Crystal Lacquer and sprinkled it with fine glitter while it was still wet and set it aside to dry. I also added a little floral accent to the back of the pendant - just for fun:) It was also given a coat of Crystal Lacquer and glitterd and set aside to dry.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I’m finding that Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer combines with many elements such as beads, glitter, microbeads. These jewelry projects paired crystal lacquer and gem particles. These gem particles are a cross between tiny mica chips and chunky glitter. They are available from Sakura Hobby Craft in three iridescent colors: blue flash, raspberry, and peacock green.
I chose four different jewelry findings—silver oval earrings, black round pendant, black rectangular pendant, and a goldtone rectangular ring. My first challenge was finding a way to support the ring finding so the surface would remain flat while the lacquer dried. A bit of rummaging through my studio turned up a small button vial and seed beads, which did the trick.
I was able to embed the ring part of the find in the beads, leaving the top exposed.
To make the jewelry pieces, I sprinkled a fine layer of gem particles in the bottom of the finding. For the black pendants I used a combination of all three gem particle colors. For the earrings I used blue flash, and for the ring I used blue flash and raspberry particles.
The next step was to fill the finding with crystal lacquer. I used clear on all but the ring. For that I used the lightest pink from the Crystal Lacquer Glitter Primary set. As with all crystal lacquer projects, the hardest part is the last step: waiting for the project to dry!!
You can see more of my projects the Create & Craft site.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I liked how the piece looked against this light pink background (almost translucent), so I glued it down using the 3D Crystal Lacquer. I glued it first and then cut around the edges after it had dried.
To turn it into a pendant, I used the Crystal Lacquer to attach this darling Heart Bail. I also covered the back with a thick layer of the Crystal Lacquer - to protect the paper from future damage. The ball chain is also from Sakura Craft.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This project requires clear (flat) acrylic buttons, Crystal Lacquer and any paper of your choice.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Stamp Addict
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Outline stickers and Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer are a marriage made in heaven. I’ve been having so much fun with these two products. One projects just seem to lead to another—with no end in sight!!
Since I’m always into jewelry, this first project came quite naturally. For my butterfly pin I adhered a black outline sticker from Sparkraft Enterprises onto heavy cardstock and fussy cut around the sticker. Then, the fun part–decorating each segment with colored 3D Crystal Lacquer. After the lacquer dried I used clear crystal lacquer to set the rhinestones along each wing. Because Sakura crystal lacquer remains flexible when it’s dry I was able to gently shape the wings before adhering a pin finding to the back to the butterfly.
My next project is one of my favorite Christmas ornaments—a 3D angel. I cut the angel from white cardstock using Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software and my Cricut Personal.
Next I embellished the scallops of the angel’s hem with Sparkraft outline stickers. I added a bead of colored crystal lacquer to the center of each sticker and a accentuated her halo with gold metallic crystal lacquer.
The angel comes to life when you bring the right and left sides together and hold in place with brads. Here’s the SVG file for the angel. Have fun embellishing her with 3D Crystal Lacquer!
My last project was a suncatcher. I measured the outline sticker and cut a piece of acetate allowing half inch margins on each side. I adhered the sticker to the front of the acetate and applied colored 3D crystal lacquer to the reverse side of the acetate. I pierced a hole in the top center of the suncatcher for a length of transparent fishline to suspend this ornament on one of my studio windows.
Check out my Create & Craft blog for more ideas and projects.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I really enjoyed putting this project together --as it continued to evolve from what I had originally envisioned. The glass tiles are very easy to work with; however, if you get too much 3D Crystal Lacquer on the tile, it can slide off your image. Less is definitely more in this case.