Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Other Creations: House Pendant Necklace

Over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, the theme for this week is, "I ought to use that more often!"  Being the craft supply hoarder that I am, there were several materials, tools and supplies that I could've chosen for this challenge.  In the end, I decided to go with Glossy Accents.  Glossy Accents is a clear-drying glue that can be used for all sorts of purposes.  One of my favorite uses is to treat it like a faux resin on pieces of jewelry.  Here are some house pendants I made using Glossy Accents as a sealant:

I made the house frames out of metal, then filled them with collaged scenes.  On top of the scenes, I poured Glossy Accents to simulate the look of glass.  For this house, I used fabric scraps, stickers and a door.  The door is cut from a photo I took and the "happily ever after" text is from a book that was falling apart.

I made this one out of paper and Washi tape, with a little mushroom accent.

This one is also made from paper scraps, Washi and a mini Scrabble tile.  I added a flower and/or yarn fibers to each house to give them just the right tops.

The nice thing about Glossy Accents is that it's easy to use (no mixing or worrying about getting the portions right) and it dries clear.  It has so many uses and I knew it was just the thing for this challenge!

Here are some supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp for these little houses:

So what supply, tool, technique or trick should you use more often?  I can't wait to see your submissions!  If you upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, you are entered to win the $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  And you'll inspire us with your creativity, so why not give it a go? 50dollar_voucher_600px