Sunday, September 3, 2017
Cabochons made from Acrylic Pouring on Paper PPF
Watch the Cabochon How to by Deliberately Creative on Youtube.com for more info. She used acrylic skins left over from pours, but I used some very thin paper that accidentally became available when I dipped some tiny mat board pieces into the paint, and then varnished them. The varnish caused the top layer of thin paper on top of the mat board to peel off, and my initial thought of making them into magnets was now transformed into finding out how to use them for jewelry.
The hardest part was picking out the ones I wanted to mutilate for the jewelry pieces and how I wanted to cut them up. I could get 3 out of each piece if I just cut it straight, but there are so many interesting designs and figures in the art that I kept changing my mind about how to do it. This took all morning!
The first one I found was this DRAGON - WOW! I knew I had to make this one, but I may not be able to sell it. I love him so much.
The supplies I used (except for the acrylic pour papers) all came from Lillyds.com.
Here are the four samples I made. My first attempts at jewelry making.
I will probably list them on Ebay at some point, but right now I am just enjoying their beauty. They have tiny imperfections, but that is part of the handmade aspect for me. No two alike. I can never duplicate them. Once they are gone, they will never be mine again. And I don't even wear necklaces. LOL. I just like to look at them.