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".

7 comments:

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!

hugs
Sharon

Susan Tuttle said...

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

Susan
xox

Izabella said...

oh my! I love your blog! thanks for visiting & commenting although, it was quite some time ago...so 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 !