Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mini Magnolia Fun Tutorial

Last week I posted some little key-rings I made for Christmas using my mini Magnolia Stamps - you can see that post HERE. I had a couple of people ask how I made them so I thought Id show you - it's really easy! I also decided to use a different Tilda for a change - but make sure the image you choose fits underneath the glass...

You'll need crystal effects, glue, a rectangular glass tile cabochon (these are flat on one side and have a curved edge on the top), a glue on bail and a coloured image. I bought my hardware at a recent craft show from a  Queensland company called Beads N.Crystals and the links I have given are to their pages.

I keep my glass in the plastic until I'm ready to glue it on to keep it from getting dirty- although I still give it a clean before using it. Once you have your coloured image ready add some crystal effects to the flat side of the cabochon and then flip it over and onto the image. Press firmly.

There will be some excess crystal effects ooze out from the side - simply use a scrap piece if paper to scrape it away before it sets. Now comes one of the hardest parts - WALK AWAY and leave it to dry - LOL.

Once it's dry flip it over and rub some dark ink over the back to hide the colouring lines and give it a clean look.

Then you can flip it back over and use a sharp knife to remove the excess paper.

I also use the knife to carefully clean any dried crystal effects left on the side of the glass - working the blade away from your hand for safety!!!! I also lightly sand the edges of the paper from the back.

The bail has a flat side and an indented side - designed to sit over the top of the glass and leave the back flat. 

I use a glue called GOOP to glue the bail on - it gives a nice strong bond. You can see the inked back in this photo too....

I then cover the back with more crystal effects to seal and protect the paper. And once again comes the hard part - WALK AWAY and leave it to dry - I usually leave it overnight just to be sure!!!!

Then just add your keychain, necklace or whatever else you want!

See I told you it was easy - I hope you give it a go!

Copics Used - Skin (E11, E00, E000, R20, R11) plus E44, E43, E41, E18, E13, BG49, BG13, BG11, BG000, G03, RV69, RV66, RV19, RV10


Kylie said...

Ohhh!!!! Adorable!! Thanks Debbie :) You're the best xxxx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

(((CRYING)) Please let me dibb this one pweeeease!!!!

You know I have to try this right!!?? Oh I have to try it.... Thank you for sharing this with us sweets.

The Dibber,

Margaret Mifsud said...

I was hoping you'd do a tutorial on this little piece. Thank you Debbie. ox Marg

alethea said...

Wow, I absolutely love this!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!! I'm going to do these for teachers presents this year!! Thanks!! HUgsxx

Yulis Kartika said...

Debbie, as I told you before, you have an amazing creativity :)
Thank you for your wonderful sharing of this and I want to fly to Aussie and get it direct from you :)))

much love,

heidy said...

Fab tutorial Debbie!!
XXX Heidy

Debra James said...

Wow this is such a great tut with brilliant instructions... Thanks for sharing Debbie.. Deff going to give this ago, xxx

Saskia said...

Hugs Sas

Jane said...

Debs that is an awesome tutorial - thank you for taking the time to make it.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

i love this debs!!! so much! i have the mini squares but they are only 1" so not big enough to really do anything with. makes me want to get big glass now!!! such a great tutorial :)

Lau W said...

Oh thank you very muuuuch !!!

Dena said...

Oh you've got my thinker thinking!!!!!!! These are so darn CUTE!!!! I like the keychain idea so much!!!!!
Thank you for showing us how to do it sweet Debbie!
Hugs, Dena

Esther said...

Thanks very much! I already ordered the glass tiles after seeing the last post, but I did not know how to make these. So now I can get started 😄. Thanks!!! Greets Esther

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie! I am inspired! What a great gift! I feel very "needy" for these goodies now! Oh yu are such a bad girl! Thanks for the generosity in sharing this tutorial. Hugs xxx

Unknown said...

adorei o tutorial obrigada beijos ♥

Unknown said...

obrigada pelo tutorial beijos ♥

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous tutorial Debbie, thank you for sharing. I know what is going into my emergency gift box.
Suzi x

Donna said...

Fabulous tutorial Debbie, thanks for sharing it, now to find some keychains like that here so I can have a go too.

Sammi said...

wow!! Awesome tutorial! so effective :D