January 26, 2010

Tuesday's Tips & Techniques: Faux-Epoxy Accents




See this cute little button center? There in the center of the great big bow?


 

This was my very first attempt at making a faux-epoxy accent. So I can assure you that it is TOTALLY simple and looks ever so much better than a plain piece of punched paper!


 To begin, just gather these supplies:

Punch
Patterned paper
Glossy Accents
Craft mat or wax paper


Then punch your desired shape. I used a tiny circle punch for this button center.


Place your punch on a non-stick craft mat or wax paper.


Squeeze a nice big glob of Glossy Accents onto your punched shape. Squeeze it into the center and poke it around and into the shape or your punch. Try not to let it run off the edges. The GA has some pretty serious surface tension so I haven't ever had a problem with this.


 
 I always keep a pin nearby, just in case I have any clogs in the GA. That, I do run into, um quite a bit...

 ~NOW~

 This is the hard part: let it dry. ALL the way! Don't touch it, don't even test it with your fingertip {unless you'd like your fingerprint to be in your finished product}

It starts off cloudy.
 

But dries crystal clear!



Lots of possibilities with this technique, let me know if you try it and how it goes~~~

10 comments:

mustangkayla on January 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM said...

Very cute project! I love to use gloss accents on stuff. I like the crackle one too!

Andrea Amu on January 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM said...

This is such a sweet accent, Kristie! Love it! ;)

Debbie on January 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM said...

Great tutorial Kristie! I love glossy accents! The crackle is great too!

Meg Giroux on January 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM said...

This is so cute Kristie! Thanks for sharing...

Meg Giroux on January 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM said...

This is so cute Kristie!!!

Romy on January 28, 2010 at 12:30 AM said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:)

This technique is so cool. I love how you can make your own embellishments out of paper. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey on January 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...

Greetings from ScrapStreet Magazine!

Suzanne on January 28, 2010 at 3:30 PM said...

Okay, you are so RIGHT about the waiting being hard! In order to resist the temptation to TOUCH, I've had to leave my scrap room! LOL Thanks for the fun tut!

A Sarasota on January 28, 2010 at 6:59 PM said...

How cool is that! TFS!

ellen s. on January 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM said...

oh that is so cool! i have some similar stuff from stampin up....and i looove that big bow!

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