Monday, February 14, 2011

DIY Tutorials & Links

I made some of the pieces of my Feb. counterfeit kit. I decided to make a post with links to tutorials & pics of my handmade stuff.

Stick-pins~I got my 2" pins at Wal-mart for $3 for a box of 90. They had pearl or crystal tops. The beads are misc. ones I've had in my stash for ages.

Shimmer Paints~ No tutorial necessary. Just mix pearlizing medium with acrylic paint. Mine is by Deco Art. A little goes a long way. I added a little water to the mix when I painted the flowers. It makes it more of a wash. I then covered a few pieces with the glitter paint. Wow, serious shine.

My messy glass mat.

Shimmer Watercolors ~I found a thread on 2peas years ago on how to make these. Scroll down to the 5th post on the link. I've made a bunch of different colors.

Shimmer Sprays~I've found you can use many different types of coloring in these. The 3 I've shown below are watercolor paint, acrylic paint,& Rit dye. They all turn out great. I use pearl-ex so I have to add glue to make the shimmer stick. I used Aleene's tacky glue.

Here's some test spray pieces.
This is the box I use to keep my space free of overspray.

Lace Flowers~Mine aren't decorated yet. I did spray one with my shimmer spray. The only difference between mine and the link is after I knot the thread I stitch the ends together. It gives a neater edge.


  1. So many fun things to play with! Thanks for showing us!


  2. thanks for all of the awesome ideas!!! I never knew about that "pearlized" medium...I need some now :)