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Coral and Bronze Sea Glass Photo Pin for the Inventor

Coral and Bronze Sea Glass Flowers Photo Pin
for the Inventor

 By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide

Supplies:
Stamps:
Flower (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Inks:
Color Box Pigment Ink: Coral 5498 (Clear Snap)
VersaMark (Tsukineko), Perfect Medium-Clear (Ranger), or other Clear Embossing Ink
Perfect Medium-Black (Ranger)
Black Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko)
Other:
Mica Pigment Powders: Deep Coral and Ginger Peach (LuminArte)
Pearl Ex Mica Pigment Powders: Super Bronze #664 (Jacquard)
Chipboard flowers (Making Memories)
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel:  Clear (Ranger)
Soft paintbrush (small)
Heat gun
Electric skillet or griddle
Heat resistant craft mat or Parchment paper or foil (to protect  griddle)
Acetate

Directions:

  1. Press ink pad onto chipboard flowers until satisfactory color is achieved. (DTP=direct to paper, or in this case, chipboard)
  2. Place chipboard on protective mat on griddle. Heat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) on flowers. Because Color Box is pigment ink, no other embossing medium is needed.
  4. Allow layer to melt. Sprinkle more UTEE over the top. Repeat 3-5 times. Use heat gun to finish the edges once the UTEE begins to melt. Remove from heat.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Press embossing medium (VersaMark or other) over entire flower.
  7. Brush pigment powders over the top and place back on the griddle.
  8. Heat again to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Sprinkle a layer of UTEE over the pigment powders and let melt. Remove from heat and let cool.
  10. Stamp flower randomly in black with Staz-on. Let set.
  11. Return to griddle and add another layer of clear UTEE. Let melt.
  12. Sprinkle bronze and coral pigment powder over melted UTEE.
  13. Repeat step 10 on another flower using Black Perfect Medium.
  14. Brush bronze and coral pigment over medium. Return to heat.
  15. Add another layer of UTEE to all flowers. Let melt. Remove from heat. Cool completely. Alternative:  use white UTEE instead of clear for the base layers. Add other colors of pigment powder.
  16. Sprinkle more color over melted UTEE. This will give more saturated color in places.
  17. The final layer of UTEE can be either clear or interference green.
  18. When completely cool, trim a photo to fit the chipboard flower center circle.
  19. Cut two circles of acetate slightly larger than the photo.
  20. Sandwich photo between acetate circles and glue to backside of flower so that the photo shows through the center opening.
  21. Add pin jewelry finding to back of photo flower assemblage and wear with pride!

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