It's easy to make your own painted heart jewelry. Use heart metal jewelry blanks like the ones shown above. Create a necklace or charm bracelet. Attach a bead ball chain or make into earrings by clipping on fish hooks. See image on right & click to buy on Amazon.
How to: You will need assorted quality acrylic paints like Folk Art brand or tube style artist paints. Use a fine point artist brush. Experiment with your design on paper before making the final painting on the metal jewelry.To protect your painting (when it is dry) paint a clear satin or gloss coat using water based varnish.
by S. Pimental Free vintage images to use to make your own spooky holiday novelty crafts.
Materials needed for this Halloween craft project: Elmer's glue, wood squares 1 x 1 or 2 x 2,
Contact brand clear or frosted shelve paper,
magnet buttons, ribbon, pin backs and bails.
Images - on the right use these quality vintage images for you to print for this Halloween craft project.
With pre-cut wood squares you can make wood pendants, buttons, magnets or ornaments.
I have posted links to supplies at the end of this post for you to check out. First, right click on the Halloween clip art image and save to your computer. Load the image in a editing software program to size then print.
Next, Place the clear paper over the image - then cut the image to size. Beforehand, you will want to size your image in your photo editing program before you print.
Once you have cut the clear paper and paper image, spread white glue on the back evenly with a clean square artist brush. Smooth the image onto the wood square. Keep smoothing out any bubbles and excess glue out the edges until there is no more glue left to come out. Around the edges of the wood, make sure all is smooth and there are no rough edges. You can use a cardboard nail file to file the edges, if needed.
Let glue dry overnight for best results. Glue a button magnet on the back if magnet,
Glue on a bail if its a wood pendant,
Glue a pin back on the back if its a button,
Glue a length of ribbon on the back if its a ornament.
Start off with a small size wood blank such as shown. A Scrabble wood piece will also work well for this project. You will also need a tiny screw eye and a print image cut the same size as the wood piece.
For the image: Place a piece of Contact brand shelve paper over your image. Smooth out the clear material over the image, this will protect it from fingermarks and smudges. Next, nail a hole in the top of the wood piece. See the picture diagram below. Use a small finish nail -just to start a hole for the screw eye.
Twist in the screw eye. Spread the face of the wood with a white glue, such as Elmer’s. Leave the glue a few minutes until tacky. Place your image on the wood and smooth out any excess glue out the edges. To finish your wood jewelry piece, use a wood nail file and lightly sand the edges. To hang your wood jewelry pendant, attach a ball and chain necklace. Free clip art image of Teddy bear is below...
Simple steps to creating a wood pendant....
Teddy Bear Clip Art for Pendant -click and print
Make a Kitty Wood Brooch Pin or Magnet
See instructions below for making brooch pin.
Start by getting a round wood disc (see source below) Cut a round matching shape to glue on the front of the wood disc. Glue a bar pin on the back with Elmer's white glue. Let dry over night.
To make a wood magnet - glue a magnet disk on the back. Hot glue or Elmer's glue work great.
Clip art White kitty -click on and save to print
When cutting a circle picture for the front of the brooch pin, you may want to put a layer of clear contact film over the front of the image. This will protect the image from water and fingerprints.
Materials needed: blank wood rounds 1 1/2″, Elmer’s glue, pin back, printed fabric image. Cut out the fabric image same size as the wood round. Glue a layer of Elmer’s on the face of the wood. Let it get tacky then apply the fabric over the wood. Smooth the fabric out to the edges. Keep smoothing over top of the fabric making sure there are no wrinkles.TT
Cat Wood Pin has acrylic sparkle paint around the edges
Trim any frayed edges with small cuticle scissors. Glue a pin back on the back of the wood round.
Pinback glued with Elmer's white glue. Let dry til clear.