This is another scroll saw project. I cut a domino sized rectangle from 1/4 inch plywood as my pendant base. I love altered dominoes, but they are often quite thick/chunky, and have embossed surfaces on both sides. This makes it hard to adhere paper without having bumpy lumpiness. Using 1/4 inch plywood solves these issues, and is super cheap.
1/4 inch plywood rectangle 2×1 inches
150 grit sand paper
Small, detail paint brushes
Stamps of your choice
Scrapbook paper 2×1 inches
Small Eye Hook or glue on bail
- Paint plywood rectangle with black acrylic paint and let dry
- Adhere scrapbook paper with print of your choice to pendant base with matte gel medium (I traced my wooden rectangle onto paper scrap and cut out to fit)
- Let dry completely (about 30 min) and sand edges to smooth and blend paper into wood (this took away some of the black paint on the sides, which is what I wanted since I was going for a distressed look)
- Stamp as background paper as desired with black ink and spray with glimmer mist. Let dry.
- Draw heart with charcoal pencil and paint with red acrylic wash (mix small amount of red acrylic paint with a few drops of water and paint heart so that paper print still shows through – you may need to dab with paper towel)
- Apply thin, even coat of matte gel medium and let dry 30 min (you can hurry this along with a heat tool)
- Apply chitchat word stickers (i used “Alter it”) and outline with soft charcoal pencil.
- Apply layer of matte gel and let dry
- Outline heart with charcoal pencil and blend for shadowing with Qtip or blending nibs
- Coat with matte gel a final time
- Once dry, screw small eye hook in top for hanging mechanism, or glue on a bail
- Apply Dimensional Magic Silver Glitter – For a domed look, apply thin, even layer and let dry for a couple of hours. Then apply doming layer. Let sit for 24 hours.
- Add charms and string as desired