I have just returned from On Stage Local in Hartford, CT, and wanted to show you some of the swaps that I made for the event. All jewelry findings and cabochons (glass toppers) and glue for the cabochons were purchased from the following website: www.craftfantastic.com.
To make the three on the right side of the picture I used the following technique. I began with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and dry embossed it using the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine (#143263). I used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (#143741), however any embossing folder will due.
Next I mixed Brusho Crystal Color (#144101) with water. The Brusho set includes five colors that can be used alone or mixed together to make a watercolor wash. The colors include: Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange), Yellow, Moss Green and Prussian Blue. You can mix more Busho to make bright colors or water it down for a more subtle effect. I then used a water color brush to paint my cardstock. I should say at this point you will be saying "what have I done"? Hang on. It gets better.
Next make sure your paper is completely dry before you continue. You can let it sit for a bit or being impatient use the Heat Tool (#129053) to speed dry the paper.
You will still be saying to yourself what a mess. So.....Lightly dab a VersaMark Pad (#102283) over the cardstock and sprinkle with Stampin' Emboss Power. I used Silver (#109131). Next using the Heat Tool (#129053) heat set the powder.
At this point you begin to say the project is looking better. So glue your cabochons down using the glue and glaze recommend on the website and set them aside to dry. They dry quickly. Notice you can fit multiple cabochons on your paper.
Once they are dry, use your Paper Snips (#103579) to trim around each cabochon. Use the Red sticky dots on the website to place inside your finding and insert your cabochon. Put a chain through the piece and you are finished.
For the necklaces on the left I used a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Whole Lot of Lovely assortment (#144110). Any of Stampin' Up! DSP will work. Simply glue the cabochons on the DSP, wait to dry and mount on findings.
Here are closeups of the projects.
Check back on April 15, to see how to make these necklaces using double embossing and Stampin' Blends.