Do you washi tape craft? Washi tape is one of the easiest and most fun new craft supplies to play with. What is washi tape? It’s japanese-style masking tape that comes in many colors and patterns. You can put it on just about anything and make an instant statement! I crafted this rainbow crown statement necklace up in ten minute sessions — between changing diapers and cleaning up messes. It took about thirty minutes total (not counting drying time), and it is just so pretty, sassy, and fun!
Total: about $10 (with lots of supplies left over for fun projects)
About the Supplies:
1. Cover Mod Podge Acrylic shape with washi tape as desired. I layered mine in overlapping rainbow-ish stripes. Trim any overhanging tape with a craft knife.
2. Place the acrylic shape on a stiff cardboard work surface. cover the surface of the shape with Dimensional magic. Use a “royal icing” technique — outline the shape with DM first, and then flood inside. If you get any air bubbles, try to breathe on them to pop the bubbles. If that doesn’t work, just use them as a marker for your cabochons later (that’s what I did – ha ha!)
3. Place the shape (on cardboard) on a flat, level place that maintains a constant (preferably somewhat warm) temperature. The top of your fridge is a good place. Let the piece sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours.
4. The next day, drill a small hole on each side of the piece, where you will hang it from. If you have never used a drill, it’s not that big of a deal. I just held one side of the piece down with my left hand, and let the side I was going to drill hang over an edge, and then drilled into it with a small drill bit. Then I switched to the other side. And, done! You can use a drill, high-powered electric screwdriver, or Dremel-type tool for this.
5. Glue a sprinkling of flower cabochons on the top to add a little extra interest. I used E-6000 glue.
6. Take a 16″ or 18″ silvertone necklace (I get them by the 10 pack from Fire Mountain Gems) and open up a link in the middle of the chain. Discard link. Attach pendant to each end of the chains with an oversized jump ring.
Jewelry stand by Premiere Prop Co
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