ModPodge, Crystal Effects, Sponge brush (or wide brush),
Stamps, markers, colored paper
Stamp image once, cut 3 layers
Adhere the layers with ModPodge
Repeat Step 1 & 2 for all different
colors/layers and then color with markers
Before it sets too long, cut out each glued, layered
image and bend (see Fig. 4)
Adhere the dried layers together.
In this case, I left a leaf in purple to aid in gluing
together the spray of leaves to the grapes. Use
strong adhesive like Glue Dots, Sticky Strip or
Coat the pin with a generous coating of
Crystal Effects. After an hour or so, I add
embellishments with more Crystal Effects.
For best results leave the piece
overnight to dry and then brush on a light coat of
Crystal Effects on the back to avoid any moisture ruin
the pin in the future. Wait overnight to ensure
that the ModPodge layers are all dry before you coat the
back, you'll be glad you waited!
shows the pin with rhinestones and a coil of decorative
OPTIONAL: In this case, I gold embossed the edges
(before I coated the piece with Crystal Effects.
The Eagle pin is 4 layers:
The background is So
Saffron (3 layers) sponged in Mustard before coating.
The Eagle's body is
stamped in StazOn Black on Bordering Blue (4 layers) and
adhered with Dimensionals, the head is stamped on white
cardstock (4 layers) and touched up with Bashful blue
(the eye and some feathers) and adhered with
Dimensionals; the beak is stamped on Always Apricot (3
layers) and then adhered with a glue dot.
The entire pin was
lacquered with Crystal Effects and dusted with glitter
and touched up with rhinestones and star rhinestone.