Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brooch Tutorial

You may have seen a few brooches made with paper, usually something Christmas time like a poinsettia or snowman, well I thought I would put a different spin on it and make a fall brooch.  I used the Sunflower image from Prairie Fairy Designs.

Print and color the image three times.

Cut out the full flower less the stem.

 Cut out the second flower leaving the back petals off.

Cut out the third flower leaving only the front petals and the greenery.

Paper isn't strong enough to survive being a brooch on its own so you will need to put a thin layer of Crystal Effects over each cut out flower to give it strength.  I did this over a scrap piece of transparency to protect my table top in case I got messy.  Set aside and let dry.

I used my Silicone window adhesive to do the paper tole effect.  You can see how the small dollops of glue show up on the flower in the picture below.

You can buy jewellry pieces at a variety of places from craft stores to dollar stores, just look in your local area to see where you can get the best deals.

Using Crystal Effects to get a strong solid bond, apply a strip of adhesive to the back of the flowers and adhere the brooch back.  Let dry.

The finished product.

Think outside the box to make your jewellry and show me what you come up with I would love to see it!

1 comment:

Terry said...

Hey Kelly, your tutorial is fabulous wowzersss....I got it on the Main Blog too.....thanksss sweetie for another fabulous tut.
Hugs Terry xxxx