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