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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner this Irish kid wanted to help others show that they got “luck”y.  I thought some St. Pat’s Day pendants were in order. 

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DSC05597 (758x1024)They were made using St. Pat’s shamrock confetti, a strip or typewriter paper on which I used a typewriter font to type luck, my trusty Basic Grey scrapbook paper for the background and then topped off with Diamond Glaze for a mirror finish.  I like how the Diamond Glaze kind of makes it look like it is floating. 

The tile is a Rummikub tile which is painted on the sides and back kelly green (it is the official color of St. Pat’s after all)! 

I love the finished product and I will proudly be sporting one of the matching tiles in the 2nd picture. 

If you are in the Richmond area, they will be at Serendipity after Saturday. 

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I like crafts that are fast and easy with some instant gratification added in.  I needed a few tags for a Valentine’s Day swap so got out my new Mason Jar stamp and some heart stamps. 

I added some bubble gum pink embossing powder for the mason jar and some fushia pink ink for the heart stamps.  All of that on top of a store bought manila tag and whala!  A Valentine;s Day wish for you!

Here’s hoping your day is filled with candy, sly smiles, a bit of flirting and some other surprises!

DSC05593 (1024x706)I am hosting a Valentine’s Day Charm swap on the Altered Dominos & Other Game Pieces Group.  It was kind of last minute so there are only 3 of us participating.  

I made scrabble tile charms using this idea and adding to it.  I added a bit of glitter to the edges and some paint on the sides.  I also wrapped colored wire around a darning needle, added beads to the end and then glued it down to the top of the pendant with E6000.  It adds a little something, something to the charms. 

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I used tiles for the names of the people in the swap.  One for me, one for T, and one for Jan. 

Once again success with Diamond Glaze!  Woohoo!

What have you been making lately? 

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In digging around while looking for something else I found a couple unfinished neighborhood charms.  These were stamped onto book pages, cut out and then placed on top of scrapbook paper.  I then painted the rummikubs on the sides and back. 

I have finally reached success with Diamond Glaze via a technique suggestion I read in Cloth Paper Scissors.  It mentioned sealing the images before you top with Diamond Glaze or resin.  It said that unsealed work creates spaces which creates the bubbles.  Since reading that I have made several pendants using it and sealing what is underneath first with no bubbles.  It worked!

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I love it when that happens, don’t you?

I had reached the point that I gave up on the Diamond Glaze, but now with my new tip it is worth picking it up again.  Best of all there are no brush marks on the top image. 

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"What this world needs
is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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