DIY Dimensional Magic botanical pendant

IMG_6104 IMG_6112I’ve been inspired by a lot of the botanical prints I’ve been seeing lately. I love colorful florals, especially when they are a little loosey-goosey (I’m not precise in my crafting). For instance, I love these Anthropologie shakers:

I decided it was time to do an inspired project. I love jewelry so much that I wanted to do a pendant, and I knew I wanted to use Dimensional Magic as well. On raw wood. It just sort of all came together, and I love it!

So what did I use to create my pretty botanical pendant?

A new line of product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft called Mix and Match. You can easily design with color – you just choose a set, a medium, and then pull it all together. All of the products work together. On this project I used the Gelatos™ Colors, which are creamy, colorful sticks. They slide easily onto paper and can be dissolved with water (to create watercolor effects) or left to dry for vibrant color. They are acid-free and odorless. And I love them! They applied so easily. Here’s how I made my necklace.

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood pendant – I got mine for $.99 at Michaels
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Gelatos™ Colors – I used the Red and Yellow packs
  • Jewelry findings – I used a jump ring and chain

IMG_5949I love raw wood, so it was an easy call to leave this blank and use the Gelatos right on top.

IMG_5954I started coloring, choosing complimentary colors to make the flower insides and petals. I was not exact at all, which was nice. I just did whatever came to me. If you feel nervous about this, I’d suggest sketching on a piece of paper first. I don’t mind just going for it.

IMG_5955The Gelatos went on nice and smooth. It was so fun to combine all the colors (they go together very well).


I added Dimensional Magic right on top of my pendant. Let dry overnight and then add the chain.

IMG_6107Enjoy your beautiful, colorful botanical necklace. I want to make more using different wood shapes as well as different colors of Gelatos. Wouldn’t that be pretty?

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