Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ring

I recently finished up work on a feature for Family Fun about New Craft Products on the market and the gal who tests them for the mag- ME! Trying to get over my vanity (read: not in love with the pictures of me)I invite you all to check out the September issue and see the projects I created for the piece- there are some good ones! One thing I tested was the new Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, which is a 3D glaze that you use like resin, only it isn't toxic and tricky. I liked it a lot and made some rings for my sister-in-law and myself. Here's the tute. Easy and satisfying with great results!

What you'll need:
-ring blanks with a bezel (I actually got these at Michael's Crafts and they claim to be lead free, so...)
-fabric
-embroidery thread and needle
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (in stores now, I believe)
-Mod podge

What to do:
1) Cut a piece of pretty fabric to fit into the bezel cup thingy.

2) Stitch your initial or a design on it with contrasting embroidery thread.
3) Use mod podge to stick the fabric to the bezel. It should fit snuggly and have no wrinkles.

4) Rig something up so you can make your ring stand up and have a flat top. This is important for the next step. You also will need to leave the ring to dry without moving it for a few hours, so be sure it's in a good place out of direct sun and dust.
5) With the application tip of the Dimensional Magic pointing down, fill the bezel. To avoid making bubbles, try to make a continuous stream. Fill to top of bezel so it domes slightly. If there are bubbles, wet your finger and touch it to the bubble. It should pop.

6) After the gluey stuff is dry (a few hours) you may need to apply another thin layer as the stuff sometimes sinks when it dries.

9 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! I linked on Facebook. :D

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  2. wow - that is great! so simple and the ring looks good too!

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  3. I can't wait to try this project out!

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  4. looks great - I have read lots about modge podge but never made it to having some. must do now I see!

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  5. I loved this article, and I loved even more the one from this month's issue about camping! We just went camping last weekend and used your idea for a campsite sign; if I'd had more time to prepare we would have tried your other ideas as well. Going to link to you now in my post about it ...

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  6. You wrote that article??? I carried it with me to a few craft stores (all more than an hour's drive from home) and couldn't find what I wanted, so I paid shipping from HobbyLobby.com just to get the Dimensional Magic (3 bottles!) and also the Simply Screen glitter adhesive. You really sold it :)

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  7. Courtney, I'm so glad you liked the article. Too bad the Dimensional Magic wasn't on shelves when you went looking like Mod Podge said it would be. I have to admit I haven't seen it around either so maybe they are behind schedule in getting out. You could also use Aileen's Paper Glaze, though it takes a really long time to dry- like, days.

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