Monday, August 25, 2014

Flower Fairies Wood Slice Ornaments

 These new ornaments are perfect for Autumn decorating or (dare I say it) your Christmas tree.
 They are simple to make if you have rub-ons, some wood branch slices (pre-drilled holes are nice) and Jewelry Resin.
 I brushed several layers of a clear drying decoupage medium over the surface of both sides of my wood slice.  I wanted to protect the wood from any possible stains it would show if it had direct contact with the resin.
 Then I happily selected some of these adorable Flower Fairies.  Good rub-on stick immediately, and these worked perfectly.
 I then brushed the surface with a glaze layer of Jewelry Resin.  One layer of our resin is equal to 50 coats of varnish.  This is a quick way to achieve beautiful results.  
 I allowed my resin to cure for 24 hours and then began to work on the opposite side.
 I "rubbed-on" some words from the Flower Fairies collection.  I had to cut them to fit my circular slices.
 I also added some dots with my paint marker.
 Finally, wherever I could squeeze it in, I applied a butterfly rub-on.
 This side then received a glaze coating of Jewelry Resin.
 My slices were pre-drilled.  I had to open the holes again after the two resin applications.
 I just love how these turned out!
In case you are wondering about the rub-on, it is from a sold-out kit I presented on The Shopping Channel featuring the Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies.  

By the way, if you search "wood slice" in ETSY, you will find some to work on if you do not have access to a branch and saw yourself.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic! They are so beautiful! Carmi, I have a question? When you 'brush on' the resin, rather than pouring it on, how do you prevent 'brush strokes' in the appearance? Your pieces are so smooth and shiny. I'm a little frightened to try 'brushing'?

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  2. OMG these are so cute! I have some sticker books by this artist, i almost never want to use them, because i love them so much. Such a good idea....

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