Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Make This Precious Finger Print Heart Necklace

It's almost Valentines day and what could be sweeter than this finger print heart necklace? It is another quick and simple project from Little Once Boutique. Preserve sentimental art, or pressed flowers from a special occasion, into something wearable, unique, and priceless!

Materials:
Jewelry resin or clear coat 
Mod Podge
Resin Pendants
Paint Brush
Decorative Paper
Paint
Toothpick (optional)


For the finger print heart, acrylic paint works well, however, you may also use water color. Just be sure to make several hearts so you can pick your favorite and have extras in case of mistakes later on. I dated and saved the unused prints for another project, or just to have.
 

 Once your art piece is dry and ready, use your pendant as a stencil and cut out your art. Make sure your art is centered and be careful not to cut too much off the border. Check your art to see it properly fits inside the pendant before the next step.




Use your paint brush to paint a thin coating of Mod Podge on the inside of your pendant setting. Place the art inside, smoothing out the edges and corners. You may wish to gently use a toothpick for this. Set aside to dry for about 15-20 minutes.


Add two more coats of Mod
Podge over top of the artwork, allowing time to dry in between coats. This step is important because it will preserve the colors in both the paper and the artwork by sealing them. It will also serve to keep everything in place for the next step.




Once completely dry, add your clear coat or jewelry resin, whichever you prefer to use. (I used Crystal Coat Glaze, $4.99 at Hobby Lobby) At first, the coat will look milky and semi transparent, but after a few hours up to a day or two (depending on the brand) it will cure into a clear, hard finish.

There are limitless options for this project. Cut up little doodles from your childs' artwork, preserve little seashells from a family vacation, you can even a\use a photograph in your pendant!


Pressed flower art. (from the first flowers my daughter ever picked for me.)

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