At was a Michael's the other day and picked up these 1 1/2" wood disks. I decided to use some of the Distress Stains to color the disks. Ranger makes so many colors of Distress stains (like 37!) that it was hard to choose which to use. I decided that since I bought the "value pack" of disks (22 pieces for $2.99) I had the freedom to color away.
You can see in this shot of the Distress stain oranges that each is very different. Spiced Marmalade is a go-to favorite.
Let me walk you through the process.
Push down on your craft mat and squeeze just a bit to let the Distress Stain flow to the top of the felt top.
Papillon by Tim Holtz/Stampers
Here is the same process using Dried Marigold. Two coats made for a good carrot orange.
The top image from the same stamp is also a favorite. Love that it has the word butterflies in tiny, tiny type at the top.
Going Somewhere - type
Mini Cirque Alphabet - letter R and flourishes on both pink and blue disks
Things I learned:
1. Paint the disc white and let dry completely
2. Use only 2 colors on each disc (more makes it muddled)
3. Normally you push down on the pin that is in the top of the bottle on a craft mat, then wipe the color on your surface. For this project I pushed the pin down right on the disk...the lines will go away in a future step.
Then I just started I mixed different colors...blue and purple, pink and green, blue and gold, etc. This is really kinda addicting.
I am going to need more disks.
I know you are going to want to know about the stamps...the words are from the Papillon set and the very cool numbers are from Ma Vinci Reliquary. The numbers are part of this unmounted set, Antique RSM alphabet. The cap letters are 1" tall and the numbers are 3/4" tall. The set sells for $32.00 and is unmounted, meaning you have to purchase cling mount foam to be able to use it.
Memory Foil tape in silver.
Just start wrapping around the edge with the tape.
By the way, you can put a hole at the top for a jump ring with a good wood awl, no problem.
Now, by no means are the simple wooden disc's I made anything to compare to this necklace. It's just the idea of the disc's becoming more than simple wood pieces. I guess what I'm trying to say is, "Think outside the craft department".
If you would like to read more about the Elizabeth Taylor collection you can find it here.
I learned a lot doing this tutorial today.
1. I love how one idea can lead to another...building till you get something really fun and cool.
2. I think these will need to be incorporated into a class or kit this year.
3. I now know how to spell papillon without looking it up. Now if I can only get aisle and restaurant down I should be good.