Wednesday, April 17, 2013

3D Floral keychains

April is a month of birthdays in our family and I wanted to make something that would be able to be mailed inside the birthday cards without added too much bulk causing extra postage.

I have had a large ring of formica samples that I had found at a local thrift store years ago - yes, still using them up!
These samples are wood grain and then the usual formica material on the back.  I glued scrapbook paper scraps to the back of these.  I sanded the edge of the scrapbook paper and inked the edges.
This time, I decided to use the colours already mixed in the 3D Crystal Lacquer - Metallic & Pearl Set.
You can go as fine as you want, as its all about how much pressure you press on the tube.  You can tell which is my first

They are very easy to work with and I LOVE how they smooth themselves out.  Back on a blog post I had done for my 52 Sparks, I had drawn a rose and I really wanted to try that with these keyrings.
I started with the centre colour, then did the leaves and then used the Metallic Silver to add the look of the petals.

I, also, love to add old book text to my artwork and these words fit on these keyrings (& fit for this week perfectly).  I used clear 3D Crystal Lacquer to glue onto the formica samples and then added a layer over top.

April is a great time to try Crystal Lacquer, because you can save 20% this month, by entering the code Terri04 when you check out at Sakura Hobby Craft.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to use!