RSS: "Falling" for Fillable Pens!

Materials

  • AUTUMN SPLENDOR LEATHER BRACELET:
  • Leather Wristband (Silver Creek Leather Co.)
  • Hot Fix Crystalina Flatback Crystals in Sun (Kandi Corp.)
  • FROSTED FALL NECKLACE:
  • Inkssentials Frosted Memory Glass*, 1”x1”
  • Inkssentials Antique Copper Memory Frames*, 1”x1”
  • Antique-finish copper findings: chain; 22-gauge wire; 1” head pin; bead
  • Glass beads: six green; two orange

Tools

  • FOR BOTH PROJECTS:
  • Archival Jet Black ink pad (Ranger)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks*: Sunset Orange; Meadow; Cranberry; Sunshine Yellow; Espresso
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution*
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Fillable Pens*, six
  • Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl pigment powder*
  • AUTUMN SPLENDOR LEATHER BRACELET:
  • Stamps: Fall Leaves (Innovative Stamp Creations); Heidi Grace Designs Reagan’s Closet (Fiskars)
  • Inkssentials Heatit Craft Tool*
  • Creative Jewel Tool (Walnut Hollow)
  • Leather Sheen (Silver Creek Leather Co.)
  • Make-up sponge
  • FROSTED FALL NECKLACE:
  • Self-Adhesive Peel Off’s (Magenta): Squares; Flourishes
  • Jewelry-making tools: wire cutters; round-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers
  • Small paintbrush and palette

Directions

Autumn Splendor Leather Bracelet

  • 1. Stamp assorted Jet Black leaves onto bracelet; heat set. Apply Leather Sheen to stamped side of bracelet using make-up sponge; let dry or heat set. This seals bracelet for alcohol ink application and prevents smearing.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fill five pens with alcohol inks, each a different color; fill last pen with blending solution. Using pens and photo as a guide, color in leaves and background. Layer darker colors over lighter ones to shade; lift excess color with blending solution pen. Designer Tip: For more intense color, seal bracelet again with Leather Sheen and add another layer of color using pens.
  • 3. To add shimmer to some leaves, use tip of current pen to carefully pick up a touch of Perfect Pearls powder and then continue to color; powder will blend with ink on surface of bracelet.
  • 4. Once bracelet is inked and heat set, apply second coat of Leather Sheen and let dry. Use soft cloth to buff bracelet to a high sheet.
  • 5. Following manufacturer’s instructions, use Creative Jewel Tool to apply Sun crystals here and there on bracelet.

Designer Tip

  • 1. Technique works on clear Memory Glass, as well, but colors will appear less intense.

Frosted Fall Necklace

  • 1. Apply outline sticker to frosted side of Memory Glass, firmly burnishing edges to ensure best contact with glass.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fill five pens with alcohol inks, each a different color; fill last pen with blending solution. Using pens and photo as a guide, color in various sections of sticker. Lift excess color with blending solution pen to create variation. To intensify colors, gently glow on area as you apply color.
  • 3. Carefully peel up sticker; save for use on another project, if desired.
  • 4. To add shimmer, mix Perfect Pearls powder with water on palette to creamy consistency; paint over colored surface, covering entire area. Paint will not affect alcohol inks. Let dry completely.
  • 5. Insert colored glass in Memory Frame, shiny side up; place second piece of frosted glass behind it. Close frame, adding second split ring to opposite side of frame from first.
  • 6. Thread one green bead, copper bead and a second green bead onto copper head pin. Use pliers to bend small loop in top, securing beads. Use wire to attach dangle to bottom split ring on frame; trim excess. Cut two 1-1/2” wire lengths; thread three beads onto each piece as shown and use pliers to loop ends around top split ring and chain ends.
by Rebecca Peck
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