Tree Jewelry Holder featuring Craft Cement!

Hey Crafties!
I am back with another project for Itsy Bitsy.
This month’s Blog Challenge is Challenge #19: Anything Goes using Little Birdie Craft Cement.
Little Birdie Craft Cement is such a versatile product. You can use any mould/plastic box available at home to make different types of holders!
Today, I have a step by step photo tutorial to help you create a ‘Tree Jewelry Holder’.

Let’s begin :
Step 1
Let us first make the tree. For this, I die cut bright white cardstock and 2 different shades of brown handmade cardstock using ‘Flowering Tree’ thin cut die. All products are by Little Birdie.
Step 2
I adhered all three of the tree die cuts in such a way that they were not aligned exactly behind each other and was slightly off. I did this on purpose so that you can see each color peeking a bit.
* You can use different shades of same color cardstock to give added dimension to your die cuts *
Step 3
I then die cut the little flowers & leaves that come with the ‘Flowering Tree’ die set using different colors of felt.
Step 4
The next step involves sticking these leaves & flowers on the tree.
This is how it looks :
Step 5
Let’s make the base now!
I mixed the required amount of Little Birdie Craft Cement gradually with water till I got a flowing consistency. I applied a bit of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the inside of the plastic box. Then I poured the cement mixture into it. You can use whatever box is available.
* Pour water gradually into the cement and not in one go *
Step 6
I let the cement sit in the mould for about 10 min and then pressed the tree upright inside it. I also pressed a small lid beside the tree to create a holder for my jewelry.
* Put a heavy object inside the small lid to create a deeper dent *
Step 7
I kept it aside for 24 hours and then took the cement base out of the mould. I also took the lid out. It looks like this :
Step 8
Now Lets decorate the jewelry holder we made. I applied Glass Bead Gel with a spatula on the base of the tree and let it dry till it turned transparent. This gives the effect of small rocks at the bottom of the tree.
Step 9
After this I painted the base with ‘Charcoal’ chalk paint. To finish off, I glued some leaves and flowers that were leftover from Step 3 on the base of the tree with silicon glue.
Ta da! Our project is complete!
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

Stamped Accessories

Hi Crafties! Today I am back with a post which involves stamping but not on cards! Curious? Read ahead to know more.

I used stamps by Mudra. And hero arts dye inks. You can use any brand.

First, I stamped the cute elephant image from Critter Party (one of my favorite stamp sets) twice on watercolor cardstock with black versafine ink.

I then watercolored with Koi watercolors. You can use whichever coloring medium you are comfortable with.

For the other pieces, I stamped the moustache and the hat from ‘The Man’ stamp set, the school bag from the ‘Beach fun’ stamp set & the flower bunch from the ‘Mogra layers’ stamp set.

After fussy cutting [fancy term for cutting with scissors 😉 ] all the images, I then brushed Sparkle Mod Podge over them. After they thoroughly dried, I generously applied Mod Podge Dimensional Magic over each of them and left them to dry overnight.

Using hot glue I then attached brooch pins to the pink elephant & Brown school bag, big paper clips to the hat & flower bunch and the ring base to the moustache. To the blue elephant & pink school bag, I stuck pieces of magnetic tape.

I made 2 brooches, 2 magnets , 2 paper clips & 1 ring in total.

I had also made a multicolored elephant magnet, but I wasn’t able to find it when I took the pics.

Being able to combine my love for stamping with making ready to use accessories makes me very happy.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Playing along

Mudra Stamps – Craft Challenge #24 : Make your own Embellishments