Digital supplies offer a wide array of styles for making jewelry easily and inexpensively. I love the vintage look so I chose some pretty elements to make a pin, but this method can be used for necklaces and earrings as well.
- THRIFTIQUE -THE BIG BUNDLE by SHERWOOD STUDIOS
- MOD PODGE – I used antique matte but the regular type works fine also
- TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS CRACKLE PAINT -CLEAR
- MOD PODGE DIMENSIONAL MAGIC
- BROWN AND WHITE CARD STOCK (I like Red River Paper Linen for printing my digital projects)
- PIN BACK, FLOWER, AQUA BRAD
I chose a few gorgeous elements from different parts of the Thriftique Bundle and made them small enough for a pin. Using a photo editing program I changed the sizes. The tag was 2-1/4 inches, the border, 2-7/8 inches and the letter, 1 inch. The butterfly was sized to just slightly larger than the one on the tag.
I cut out the pieces and gave them all two coats of Mod Podge on each side. This stiffens and protects the paper so it will last longer. After drying, each piece was glued to brown card stock which was trimmed to match the piece. The tag, decorative border and letter were given a thick coat of Crackle Medium and allowed to dry.
Doesn’t the crackle effect look cool on the vintage tag? A felt flower and aqua brad was added to the top of the tag.
Dimensional squares were placed on the back of the border piece.
This was place on top of the tag.
A pin was attached to the back of the tag. These can be found at any craft store.
A thin layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic was applied to the butterfly.
The butterfly was attached to the border with glue. Finally, to personalize the pin, I added a letter.
I think this would make a nice birthday or Mother’s day gift.
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