Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dashing Dotty Necklace

This tutorial is a short and simple way to explain how to take your digital images and make them a gift for that someone special.  I used Framed Dotty from Prairie Fairy Designs to complete my main project.

The front of the necklace is a piece from Tim Holtz fragments.  Determine the image you are going to use and find a fragment that would be appropriate.  Use the size of your plastic cover piece to determine the size your image should be printed out.

I have printed out my image, colored it with copics (sorry for the shine on her hair, lighting) and traced out the fragment over the piece.

An image of the fragment I chose.

The image has been cut out on the pencil line, sponged with a coordinating color and a hole punched in the top where indicated by the pencil mark.  I used a 1/8" hole punch.

Using Crystal Effects place it on the back of the fragment piece, put only a little around the hole piece you don't want it to block the hole.

Flip it over onto your colored image and smoosh it together until all parts of the image have adhesive squished onto it.  Be careful to make sure you hole says open at the top of the pendant.  Set aside and let dry, an hour is plenty of time.  You will notice the image is too big for the pendant in the below picture.

Once dry trim off the excess paper.  To reduce this amount you can cut on the inner side of your pencil markings.

Thread it with a cording or chain of your liking.

I did a second one with the Herald Angel image from Prairie Fairy Designs.

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