So I thought I had better spruce myself up for such an announcement and make my hair look nice...but what with? Yes a posh hair slide...but I need to make it first, scroll down for a video tutorial!
Now do I go with the Pink...
or the Blue?
These are so easy to create, here is a step by step guide for the pink one
1) Adhere a piece of metal to silver card (to add strength to the design) and then run it through the Grand Calibur GC-001 using the Moroccan Accents S5-064 Die - Metal side down. (you may need to run it through a couple of times due to the thickness of the metal and card). Tip: Use wax paper to make the metal release from the die easily. Run through the machine again using the embossing mat - this will ensure the metal does not have sharp edges. Attach to a blank barrette bending slightly to fit to shape - I use hot glue for this.
2) Cut a piece of shrink plastic using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large S4-114 2¾″ Die, on the rough side stamp Penny Black's Trailing Beauty 40-207 cling stamp using Staz On Olive Green Ink, allow to dry and then colour with Design Memorycraft Faber Castell Aquarelle Pencils. I have used 119, 125 and 168 (from the Reds and Greens collections). Tip: To smooth and blend colours go over coloured areas with a barely damp water brush. Then shrink using a heat gun, it will curl up during shrinking but will straighten out again when finished - if it is slightly kinked then flatten with a stamping block.
3) Attach shrunk disk to centre of the moroccan metal cut out using Ranger glossy accents and then seal disk with a coat of glossy accents (this would look better if you use Ice Resin - but mine is still on order). Add a few gems to finish off and your hair barrette is complete!
Variations: The blue barrette was made in the same way, with the following exceptions:-
I coloured the metal embossed areas using a Copic marker pen (any alcohol based pen would work on metal) and then cut a second mount out of metal using Opulent Ovals S5-160, for the shrink plastic I used Classic Ovals Small S4-112. The blue flowers were coloured using 144 and 147
Here are a few more close up shots of both Barrettes
If you want to make these, they look great as a gift it mounted on Spellbinders Gold Labels Four S5-159.
Thank you for visiting me today and sharing my exciting news, don't forget to check out the Penny Black blog this week for more inspiration.