I have some fun charms to share with you today.
- The image for this was from an old advertising card or postcard. I reduced it to 1 1/4" X 7/8" and printed 2 (for the front and back of the charm).
- I then cut out three or four 1 1/4" X 7/8" pieces of Strathmore Watercolor paper (140 lb) and glued (I used Glossy Accents) them together. After dry, glue images on front and back of the water color paper. The charm is now about 1/8" thick and strong.
- Since this was an ink jet image, it needed to be sealed first. Glossy Accents seals an image from my ink jet printer, but you might want to test yours first. I don't know if all printer inks react the same or not.
- I used Distress Ink around the edges for a vintage look and to color the edges of the water color paper. .
- I then gave it several coats of DuraClear Satin Varnish to seal it and make it wearable
- With a soft cloth, I rubbed Celtic Bronze Gilder's Paste around the edges of the charm.
- For the dangle, I used a tiny craft spool (antiqued with Distress Ink) and then wrapped with some white thread, and included a small antique button. I used antique gold wire and findings.