Make an adorable dragonfly pin with Denise Boddey Designs. @deniseboddeydesigns #sponsored @DecoArtAcrylicPaints
Follow along as I make this adorable Dragonfly Pin using a chipboard design piece from Denise Boddey Designs. This post is created as a part of the design team and some materials have been provided to use in this post. You can make your pin in different colors if you wish. Make one match a special outfit or for a special occasion. The Dragonfly Pin would also make a great gift or an embellishment for a card or mixed media project.
Since the chipboard is dark, I used white chalk paint to coat the dragonfly. I found it needed two coats to fully cover the piece. Now the colors will show up better.
I used a variety of paint colors and applied them in a dabbing motion. You can see what I mean in the video tutorial below.
To enhance the wings, I painted the entire dragonfly with White Enchanted Shimmer and while still wet, I applied chunky glitter to the wings.
To finish off the dragonfly, I used UV resin to seal the piece. If you don’t have UV resin you could use a variety of different sealers. Spray varnish coating or Diamond Glaze would work as alternatives.
Diy your own mod earrings with Grafix shrink film.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I enjoy making jewelry. Grafix Arts sent me a variety of different plastic products to work with. These mod earrings are using silver shrink film.
I remember working with shrink plastic as a child and my excitement is still the same today. Watching the plastic shrink always thrills me and I am happy with the smaller results!
StazOn black in pad
Silver Shrink Film
jewelry making findings
I stamped the image onto the silver film with StazOn ink twice.
I had a few areas that didn’t stamp solidly. Using a cotton swab and the ink pad, I filled in those areas – it worked great!
I used a corner rounder punch on the cut out pieces so there wouldn’t be any sharp edges when wearing the earrings.
I then centered a hole punch at the top of each image.
The plastic is now ready to bake. I have a dedicated toaster oven for crafting. I placed them on parchment paper, cover them with another piece of parchment paper, and followed the package directions for baking.
The two shrunk pieces are covered with UV resin to add thickness and longevity to the earrings. Then I used a variety of materials to finish off the earrings: silver wire, jump rings, black beads, ear wires, and jewelry-making tools.
I found the resin actually started the ink to bleed so if I were to do it again, I would spray fix the stamped image before using the UV resin.
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I absolutely love the detail in these earrings. I wasn’t sure if I could emboss faux leather but I gave it a try and it turned out fabulously! I stamped an image onto the faux leather, applied embossing powder, and then heat set it. I was really impressed! I actually ended up making two pairs of earrings. Check out the how-to video below.