Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day of the Dead Cameo Pin Tutorial



Time to make an awesome cameo pin! I went with a Day of the Dead inspired theme, however you can modify this tutorial to your heart's desire!
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You only need a few supplies including a Medium Masonite Oval Cameo Frame (Front and Back Combo), 40x30mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Cabochon, Diamond Glaze, Skeleton ATC Collage Sheet (or any other collage image), Inca Gold Gilders PastePin Back, E6000, and Silver Stickles. To begin I sized my Collage Sheet on the computer and cropped out a 40x30mm oval. Or you can just use an image that is larger than your Crystal Clear Cabochon.
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You can use your image as is or play with it a bit. I added a bit of acrylic paint, some graphite accents, and then a bit of Silver Stickles. Once you are happy with your image, you can attach your Cabochon. I find it's easier to add the Cabochon to a larger image and then cut around it after it's dry rather than cutting it out before attaching. Apply a generous coat of Diamond Glaze to the flat side of your Cabochon and then place it over your image, pressing down to release any air bubbles or excess glaze. I know I've used just the right amount when some squishes out the sides. Allow the Diamond Glaze to dry. I normally wait about 20 minutes.
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Once the Diamond Glaze is dry, cut around the Cabochon.
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Gilders Paste works great on any of our Masonite pieces. For my Cameo Frames I rubbed Inca Gold Gilders Paste on the front of the front piece and the back of the back piece.
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I also added some patterned tissue paper to the back just for fun, attaching with Diamond Glaze.
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Next, glue together your front and back frames, and then glue in your cameo. I used Mod Podge. If desired, add some glitter accents using Stickles (the BEST glitter glue out there!).
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Once everything is dry, attach a pin back using a strong adhesive such as E6000.
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And there you have it! Super easy and it can be modified in so many ways. Supplies Recap: Medium Masonite Oval Cameo Frame (Front and Back Combo), 40x30mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Cabochon, Diamond Glaze, Skeleton ATC Collage Sheet (or any other collage image), Inca Gold Gilders Paste, Pin Back, E6000, and Silver Stickles.

6 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and I love the pin!

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  2. Great tutorial and really cool pin. :)

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  3. Wonderful! I just used a heart shrine and did it with a DOD theme! Perhaps I will send a photo along. :)

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  4. So...if I just copy your project for my project....LOL! This is awesome! And now I have to make one that is as good as this! That will be a challenge!

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