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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3/23 Sarah's epoxy embellishments tutorial

I made the coolest embellishments out of things lying around my scrap room. They were so easy to make (not to mention SUPER cheap) and they came out looking so good. I started making the chipboard buttons and they were so addicting I moved on to stamped images.

To make your own epoxy chipboard buttons:

You’ll need:
*Aleene’s paper glaze (or any dimensional glaze)
*Chipboard circles (you can cut yourself or buy premade circles and peel them in half Mine are 1” and 1.5”)
*Leftover paper scraps, stickers, rubons or anything flat.
*a trimmer or scissors
*glue stick

Use a glue stick to cover your circles with patterned paper (I used scraps.) Trim off excess paper. Embellish. Using the pointed tip on the bottle of paper glaze apply a thin layer over the top of your circle making sure you cover the entire surface evenly. At this point you could sprinkle glitter or add small beads.

You need to allow the glaze to dry overnight. Do not worry if it appears cloudy. It will dry to a clear glass like shine. The thicker the coating you apply the longer they will take to dry. Try not to touch until dry or you will leave fingerprints.


Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?

Now check this out…,,,

You know that piece of thin chipboard that you get in kits or in the back of paper packs? Never throw this away. Its time to recycle it and get out your stamps….

 Use your stamps on white cardstock and color them. (I used sharpie markers) Use your glue stick to adhere image to chipboard sheet. Use scissors or your craft knife to cut out image. Apply dimensional glaze and allow to dry just like you did with the buttons.

Now you have your very own custom epoxy embellishments for pennies!! I cant wait to see what you CREATE with this simple technique.

8 comments:

ScrapAddict21 said...

These look super fun!

JuliesAddiction said...

Thanks for sharing this Sarah! Its so refreshing and easy!

Maya said...

Too cute! I need to find my bottle of Liquid Glass and use it!

Jenny said...

Adorable designs, Sarah!

Kristin Summer said...

What fantastic little embellies.....I love learning new ways to use my extra scraps and stamps :)

Gracie Ann Tan said...

I love making my own embellishments. They're not only fun to make, but you get to save too. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. Now I have something new to experiment with. :)I've got loads of extra scraps now time to use them. :)

latte_grande said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love them!

jonaks said...

so cool. thanks for sharing!