Monday, October 22, 2007

Glass-Like Tags

I was inspired by an article in the June 2005 Creating Keepsakes magazine to use clear epoxy for beautiful glass-like finishes to tags. Especially to preserve dried flowers. And using jewerly hangers seemed even more fun. So then, of course, I wanted to see what else I could epoxy. The round chipboard has been painted, stamped and has a dried flower (Queen Ann's lace) sealed with epoxy. The layered top daisy like-flower was stuck in the solution while still wet. It will be the top cover to a chipboard minibook I am working on. It is messier than utee, of course ,but I love the results and there is no chance of burning the flowers. I started with cut outs I made from the clear photo protectors. Transparancies would be stronger. Lightly glue the dried flowers, allow to dry then the layers of epoxy won't make the flowers "float".


Jill said...

I love these! So pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you come again!

Mercedes said...

A friend of mine who is from England and living here in Spain, gave me someone similar for my bday with my initial, so I know how beautiful are these little crystal things.
Yours are beautiful , as I am a flower lover
Thanks for your comments in my blog

Charmingdesigns said...

These are beautiful!! what a neat idea! Laurie

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Your work is wonderful! THanks for stopping by my blog! I'll definitely be back to yours!


Susan Tuttle said...

I LOVE THESE!! You are so clever my dear!!--I am so lucky because I get to see them in person very soon!


Izabella said...

oh my! I love your blog! thanks for visiting & commenting although, it was quite some time behind in emails!!

love the slide show with the pumpkin that is so kool!!

xo~ Izabella

Ginger said...

These are beautiful!It's time a tutorial please please please! Love the steps and pictures showing you make these even if messy great job !