I mentioned previously about my need to recoup some of my losses on a brooch purchase. That gave me a good foundation to start with this brooch redo.
Sometimes you see an image and it just speaks to you and that is the case with this bike riding chimp. I had picked out the background scrapbook paper already and switched the monkey picture to a sepia tone so it would blend better with the colors.
The monkey pic was carefully cut out and glued on top of the scrapbook paper using mod podge. I also used mod podge to affix it to the brooch. I then threaded seed beads onto some thread so that I could get the length I needed and then glue it to the brooch front all at once. I used some super tacky glue to do so.
Now my brooch is complete with a picture and a bit of personality, too.