I recently attended an arts and craft show with friends. It is so enjoyable to see the variety of crafts and the skill and creativity that artisans possess. I always feel inspired after attending these events.
When I came home, I unearthed a box of microscope slides to make some pins to give as gifts. Penny Johnson’s “Snowy Cuddles” image fit perfectly in my 2″ square pieces of glass.
Warning…this picture may appear blurry but it because the top layer of glass is frosted! The first step is to stamp the image onto the frosted part of the glass and emboss it with clear embossing powder. This step gives wonderful “texture” to the front of the pin and unfortunately also makes it difficult to photograph. The second step is to stamp and color the same image onto white card stock and line it up behind the glass. The embossing provides a clear outline of the image and the frosted glass makes it appear like you are viewing the image through a frosted window.
The stamped and colored image gets sandwiched in between 2 piece of glass and is held together by foil tape that is available in most craft stores. If you are skilled in soldering, you could solder the edges and even add trinkets.
My image was colored with Copic markers and since they tend to bleed through the card stock, I added a piece of pattern paper to the back. A simple pin back was glued to the back.
You can find glass pieces in a variety of shapes and sizes, frosted or clear, or if you are handy, cut your own. If a pin does not appeal to you, add a strong magnet to the back instead.
I hope you enjoyed a different way to use your wonderful Stampavie images!!