How to Make an Altered Pendant

#Altered art pendant tutorial @savedbyloves #Jewelry #Handmade

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.

SUPPLIES:

1/4 inch plywood rectangle 2x1 inches

Matte gel medium

150 grit sand paper

Small, detail paint brushes

Paper towels

Stamps of your choice

Stazon Jet Black

Glimmer Mist Turquoise Blue

Scrapbook paper 2x1 inches

Acrylic paint

Charcoal pencil

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glitter Silver

Tim Holtz Chitchat Stickers

Charms

Small Eye Hook or glue on bail

Necklace cording

#Altered art pendant tutorial @savedbyloves #Jewelry #Handmade

TUTORIAL:

  • 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
 
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