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Cool2Cast Faux Chocolate Jar Topper by Candace Jedrowicz

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Candace Jedrowicz is pouring Tiffany Windsor’s amazing Cool2Cast into a chocolate box insert to make lovely fake chocolates to decorate the lid of a gift jar.  Is it easy?  You bet!  And it looks so yummy!  Featured on Cool2Craft.

Watch Candace’s Cool2Cast Faux Chocolate Jar Topper YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Cool2Cast
Aleene’s Collage Pauge Matte
Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
An insert from a chocolate box – I used one from a Mrs Fields candy box
Water
Scoop
Quart plastic bag
Brown acrylic paint
Candy paper cup
Decorative paper
Drill with 1/16″ bit
Focal bead
Headpin

1. To mix the Cool2Cast, scoop 2 parts Cool2Cast to 1 part water into the quart bag.  Seal the bag and shake and smoosh the bag until all the lumps are gone and the mixture is smooth.Cool2Cast Chocolate Topped Jar by Candace 4 191x300 Cool2Cast Faux Chocolate Jar Topper by Candace Jedrowicz

2. Cut a small bottom corner of the bag and fill the mold(s).  Allow the Cool2Cast to set for an hour, carefully unmold and allow to dry overnight.

3.  Sand off any unwanted lumps and paint with chocolate brown paint.  Allow to dry and repeat if necessary.

4. Glue the chocolate in the paper candy cup.

5. Holding the chocolate by the bottom, paint the chocolate with the Collage Pauge and allow to dry.

6. Cut a circle of the decorative paper and glue to the top of the lid.  Allow to dry.

7.  Drill a hole in the center top of the chocolate.

8. Slide the focal bead on the headpin, dip the end in glue and insert into the hole.  Allow to dry.

9. Glue the chocolate to the lid.

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Mixed Media Pop Open Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers has created a super cool pop-open mixed media journal featuring a wet wipe lid! How cool is that! Decoupaged tissue and travel embellishments transform this wood journal into WOW! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s Super cool Pop Open Journal YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Decoupage (Matte or finish of your choice)
Pop-open lid from wet wipes package
Wooden journal covers (front journal piece can have frame-like opening) (the covers should be pre-drilled for binding)
Spray paint – white (only needed if pop-open lid is not already white)
Tissue paper (or old sewing patterns)
Optional: Rubber stamp and ink to add additional designs on tissue paper
Miscellaneous themed embellishments and ribbons
Cording (to bind journal)
Beads (to embellish cording)

1. Remove pop-open lid from wet wipes package. (Some lids you can pull from the packaging and others may need to be cut away from the packaging.)

2. If needed, spray paint lid on front and back. Let dry completely.

3. Apply glue to bottom (back) of pop-open lid and press in place over opening on journal cover. Let glue set for at least one hour so that lid does not shift during next step.

4. Working small sections at a time, brush Decoupage medium onto front cover and onto pop-open lid.

5. Working small pieces of tissue paper, brush Decoupage medium onto back of tissue. Immediately place onto journal cover, overlapping from cover to edge of pop-up lid. Immediately brush Decoupage medium over tissue paper to secure in place. Continue gluing pieces of tissue until entire journal cover and pop-open lid are covered. To help keep the pop-open lid from sticking while it dries, insert a piece of waxed paper. Repeat to decorate back cover with tissue. Let dry completely.

6. Glue embellishments in place on front.

7. Cut and punch paper to fit inside journal.

8. Thread cording through drilled holes and tie to secure. Add beads to ends of cording.

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Halloween Soap Pump Bling Out by Candace Jedrowicz

Halloween Soap Pump

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Here’s an easy Halloween upcycle project – Eye of newt hand soap!  Dig out you favorite Halloween papers, and embellishments and create a one of a kind home accent!

Materials:

Soap pump bottle
Aleene’s Collage Paudge Matte or Glossy
Decorative paper
Halloween ephemera
Gems
Paint brush
Scissors

Soap 1 300x265 Halloween Soap Pump Bling Out by Candace Jedrowicz Remove the label from a soap pump.Measure the bottle and cut decorative paper to go all the way around.

Paint the bottle and the back of the paper with Collage Paudge and attach the paper.

Immediately coat the outside of the paper with the collage medium.

If your bottle is not straight up and down you may have to do some clipping an overlapping.

Smooth as much as possible.

 Soap 2 197x300 Halloween Soap Pump Bling Out by Candace Jedrowicz Add paper embellishments in the same way.

I wanted the bat wing to stand out, so I coated the back of it to seal it.

 Soap 4 300x242 Halloween Soap Pump Bling Out by Candace Jedrowicz  Glue on the rest of the embellishments and allow to dry.

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Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers

Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers creates a music themed collage featuring Cool2Cast letters, heart and bird. A fun project for the music lover! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

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Materials:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage
Brush
Wood plaque
Music sheets
Cool2Castpre-poured letters and shapes
Rub N Buff – silver
Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
Wire
Beads
Wax paper

Music Collage 1 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers Select sheet music and tear into pieces.
 Music Collage 2 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers For my plaque, I used a tile sample board. I first removed the tile samples so that I would have a smooth surface to collage onto. Brush Collage Pauge onto back of sheet music and onto surface of board. Cover entire board (and sides) with collaged papers.
 Music Collage 3 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers Paint Cool2Cast letters and shapes desired colors. Let dry. Dip finger into Rub N Buff.
 Music Collage 4 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers Rub extra off fingers onto wax paper. Gently rub over letters to highlight. Remember that you do want the background color to show through. Repeat to color all pieces of Cool2Cast. Let dry.
 Music Collage 5 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers I created a wire wrap for my Cool2Cast heart and then I drilled a hole into the bottom of my collaged plaque and inserted the wire and swirled the end to hold in place.
 Music Collage 6 Cool2Cast Music Collage by EcoHeidi Borchers For the bird, I wrapped with wire and a few beads and glued in place at top corner of plaque. To finish the plaque, I glued my painted and antiqued letters in place. Let dry.

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Collaged Mother’s Day Tray by Savannah Starr

Collaged Tray by Savannah Starr

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Inspired by Pattie “Pattiewack” Wilkinson’s original technique of transforming a picture frame into a tray and her Grandma EcoHeidi’s rendition from Aleene’s Big Book of Crafts, Savannah Starr is creating a personalized collaged tray as a gift for her mom for Mother’s Day. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cool Collaged Mother’s Day Tray YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage
Picture frame with glass and sturdy back (be sure to select a sturdy frame)
Drawer handles (and screws)
Drill and drill bit
Collage papers (tissue paper, handmade paper, magazine clippings)
Photos (laser copies of original photos are the best to collage with)
Paint brush
Optional: glitter, ribbons and trims
Optional: white acrylic paint

 Savannah Tray 1 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr For my collage papers, I found some tissues and handmade papers in my mom’s favorite colors of oranges and yellows.
Savannah Tray 2 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr To prepare for your collage, tear your papers into strips and various sizes. I like to tear my pieces but if you prefer, you can also cut them. You will be gluing them onto the back piece of your frame. Some frames come with cardboard, matboard or with lightweight masonite. If you are using light colored papers, you might want to first paint the backing white so that the paper colors will remain bright when you collage them. Working small sections at a time, brush Aleene’s Collage Pauge onto the backing and lay the pieces into the glue. Brush another coat of Aleene’s Collage Pauge over the top of the papers. Continue until you have the entire surface covered with papers.
Savannah Tray 3 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr Next, tear or cut your photos to desired size.
Savannah Tray 4 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr Glue them over the papers along with magazine clipping words.
Savannah Tray 5 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr I covered my entire surface with a collection of pictures, words, ribbons, glitter and trims. Let dry completely before re-assembling frame.
Savannah Tray 6 Collaged Mothers Day Tray by Savannah Starr While you are waiting for your collage to dry, you can add the drawer handles to the frame by simply attaching directly to the frame with screws.Reassemble your frame to use as a tray. Depending on the sturdiness of your frame and glass, keep in mind that you do not want to carry heavy items on this frame tray.

 


Mother’s Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor

Mini Floral Art Canvases by TiffanyWindsor

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Tiffany Windsor transforms mini frames into everlasting floral art in celebration of Mother’s Day. With a touch of eco crafting, Tiffany uses dyed paper towels for the colorful background on her canvases. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Mother’s Day Floral Mini Art Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge
Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
Mini canvases
Paper towels
Tulip Soft Fabric Paint (colors of your choice)
Small containers with water
Iron
Scissors
Paper flowers
Black permanent marking pen

Floral Canvas 1 e1334795762128 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Mix paint and water in container to desired color.  Fold paper towel in half lengthwise. Next roll the paper towel. Dip one side in first color. Gently squeeze excess paint from paper towel.
Floral Canvas 2 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Dip other side in second color.  Gently squeeze excess paint from paper towel.
Floral Canvas 3 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor If desired, add additional colors and squeeze out excess paint. Open the paper towel and set aside to dry.
Floral Canvas 4 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor When paper towel is dry, iron to smooth out.
Floral Canvas 5 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Squeeze Collage Pauge onto front of canvas. Use finger (or brush) to coat the canvas.
Floral Canvas 6 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Carefully place one layer of the paper towel into the glue. Squeeze more Collage Pauge over paper towel and use finger to move around. Keep your surface of the paper towel very moist with Collage Pauge. This will keep the paper towel from tearing.Once you have glued the paper towel to the front of the canvas,  add Collage Pauge to the side of the canvas and glue the paper towel in place, cutting excess paper towel to create clean corners and edges.Let glue dry completely.
Floral Canvas 7 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Place flower on canvas in desired location.
Floral Canvas 8 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Trace along outside edge of flower.
Floral Canvas 9 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Remove flower from canvas and add more lines along the outside of tracing line.
Floral Canvas 10 Mothers Day Floral Mini Art Canvases by Tiffany Windsor Draw stem and leaves on canvas. Once all your lines have been drawn, glue flowers in place with Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue.

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Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers takes on this week’s craft challenge with a mixed media collaged journal which features paint, tissue paper, stamping and beads. Sharing her technique for hand-painting paper, the base for this journal is created from cereal box cardboard and brown grocery bags. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Mixed Media Collaged Journal YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Brown grocery bag
Cereal box
Scissors
Tulip3-D Paint – colors of your choice
Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
Cardboard squeegee (or expired gift card)
Wax paper
Tissue paper
Rubber stamp(s)
Black ink pad
Cool2Cast shapes
Miscellaneous embellishments – rhinestones by the yard, fancy yarn, beads

Heidi Journal 1 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Cut brown bag to desired size. Lay flat on wax paper covered work surface. Draw squiggles of 3D paint on the brown bag.
Heidi Journal 2 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Squeeze several colors of acrylic paint directly from the bottle onto brown bag.
Heidi Journal 3 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Starting in upper corner, hold squeegee at 15 degree angle diretly on brown bag. Pull from side to side with a wiggle motion. Tap excess paint onto waxed paper.
Heidi Journal 4 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Repeat process of dragging squeegee across brown bag until you have removed the paint from the entire surface of the bag leaving behind the intriguing pattern! NOTE: do not go back over any squeegeed areas or you will create a muddied effect with your paint. Also, if your puddles of paint on your waxed paper are too thick, take your squeegee and smooth them down because when this paint dries, you will peel it off to use it in your collage.
Heidi Journal 5 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Repeat painting and squeegee process to color additional brown bag pieces for your journal. Set all pieces aside to dry completely. When all pieces are dry, layer them together. To give strength to cover and back, cut cereal box cardboard slightly smaller than journal pages and glue in between two layers of brown bag with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Punch holes along the binding edge. Use fancy yarns to bind the edge of your journal.
Heidi Journal 6 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers To create my embellishments, I stamped my designs onto tissue paper.
Heidi Journal 7 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Next, I applied Aleene’s Collage Pauge with my finger onto the top and sides of my Cool2Cast shape.
Heidi Journal 8 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Press the stamped tissue into the Collage Pauge. Use finger to apply more Collage Pauge over top of tissue. Cut off excess or wrap around to back and glue in place.
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Journal 2 e1332910884612 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Rhinestones by the yard make a beautiful accent on the journal cover.
Journal 3 Mixed Media Collaged Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Layers of stamped tissue, brown bag, dried peeled paint and embellishments on the cover of my brown bag journal.

 


Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor

Tissue Collaged Sandals by Tiffany Windsor

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Here’s a fun technique to transform plain shoes into pretty shoes! Hand-painted tissue paper can be easily collaged onto shoes, boots and any cool footwear. Tiffany Windsor was inspired to transform these thrift store sandals in pretty shades of pink – perfect for a springtime walk. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Tissue Collaged Sandals YouTube  video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge
Paint brush – soft bristle
Sandals of your choice
Decorative papers – I used hand-painted tissue paper. Rice paper also works well.
Scissors

Tiffany Collage Sandals 1 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor For my project, I used hand-painted tissue papers. Rice paper also works well for this technique. Select a paper that is soft yet durable.
Tiffany Collage Sandals 2 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor Brush Aleene’s Collage Pauge onto surface of shoe.
Tiffany Collage Sandals 3 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor Brush Aleene’s Collage Pauge on wrong side of painted tissue.
Tiffany Collage Sandals 4 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor Lay paper over sandal strap.
Tiffany Collage Sandals 5 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor Brush another coat of Aleene’s Collage Pauge on top of tissue paper.
Tiffany Collage Sandals 6 Tissue Collage Sandals by Tiffany Windsor Cut off excess. Dip finger into Aleene’s Collage Pauge and rub it over the surface of the tissue until most wrinkles have been pushed out. I prefer to cut off excess along sides (rather than folding them to the back side because any wrinkles can potentially rub your foot.) Let dry completely.

 


Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz

Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz

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Candace Jedrowicz is at it again!  Candace is cooking up some polymer clay chocolates and fitting them with handmade ring findings to create delicious bling!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s super easy Polymer ClayCandy Ring Making YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

For the chocolate:

Aleene’s Collage Pauge – glossy
Polymer clay – dark brown
Polymer clay molding medium
Polymer clay mold of tiny Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Colored foil
Spritz bottle
Paint brush

For the ring base:

18 Gauge wire
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters
Ring sizer or some thing the size of your finger

Chocolate Candy Ringst by Candace Jedrowicz 2 300x183 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz Polymer clay molds are quick and easy to make.  Make sure that your candy is cold before molding and follow the directions on the package.Molding tip: Try to make the molding medium about 1/4″ thick on the sides and bottom.  It will make removing the clay from the mold easier.
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Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz 4 300x144 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz Create a small flatish heart for the top.Recipe for milk chocolate clay:  Mix one part white and gold clay with two parts dark brown clay.  Adjust as needed.If you intend to cover the heart with foil, use scrap clay to make it.
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Ring 11 300x160 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz If you don’t have a ring sizer, you can use anything round that’s the right size, or you can even wrap the wire loosely on your finger.
Ring 21 300x192 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz Wrap the wire around the the sizer three times making both ends pass each other by 1/2″.
Rings 3 300x211 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz Bend both ends straight up, as close together as you can get them.
Ring 41 300x205 Polymer Clay Chocolate Candy Rings by Candace Jedrowicz Wrap the ends together tightly.
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Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Spell out a special sentiment in a tabletop mini screen. EcoHeidi Borchers has crafted the base to this screen from cereal boxes and topped it with scrapbook papers, Cool2Cast letters, beads, microbeads, charms, texture paste, wire and more! It’s L-O-V-E-ly! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s super cool Mixed Message Love Screen YouTube video tutorial!

Materials
Cereal box cardboard 3-½“ x 6“ (You will need one panel for each letter)
Papers – scrapbook papers (For each background you will need a piece 4” x 7”)
Additional papers needed for collage
Mulberry tissue
Glues – Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Collage Pauge Glue, Aleene’s Tacky Spray
Brush
Waxed paper
Sticks/twigs
Eyelet punch and eyelets (you will need 4 eyelets for each panel
Decorative wire-24 gauge (to attach the message panels to the sticks)
Needle nose pliers and wire cutters
Beads
Cool2Cast pre-made letters- l-v-e
Cool2Cast pre-made rosette (for the ‘o’)
Metallic gold spray paint (for the letters)
Acrylic paint – burgundy (for the letters)
Additional mixed media items needed: dimensional paint (I used Texture Magic by Delta), Stencil, Small Seed beads, Mirror tiles, mini ceramic tiles, metal leaf, glass heart

LoveMessageScreen1 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 1. In a well ventilated area, spray one side of the cardboard background with the Aleene’s Tacky Spray.  Immediately  place the glue side down onto the center of the background paper .
LoveMessageScreen2 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 2. Cut the edges at the corners. Working with the wrong side facing up, fold up the flaps of the paper. Place the Aleene’s Tacky Glue onto the paper edges and use a piece of cardboard to squeegee the glue, so it is smooth and the paper flap is completely covered.
LoveMessageScreen3 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 3. Fold the glued paper flaps to the back side of the cardboard panel.
LoveMessageScreen4 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 4. All four sides glued to the back. Make one of these panels for each letter.
LoveMEssageScreen5 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 5. To add another dimension to the background, Place a stencil where you want it, and apply the Texture Magic with a spatula. Repeat carefully on the other areas you want dimension. Remove stencil and clean it thoroughly. Let dry completely.
LoveMessageScreen6 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 6. Replace the stencil onto the dried Texture Magic to add color. Using brush, lightly brush on color over the dried Texture Magic, until desired color is obtained. Remove stencil and clean thoroughly. Let paint dry.
LoveMessageScreen7 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 7. Stenciled and painted Texture magic.
LoveMessageScreen8 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 8. Lay out all of the panels and the papers the way you want them before gluing.
LoveMessageScreen9 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 9. The Cool2Cast letters and rosette plain.
LoveMessageScreen10 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 10. The Cool2Cast letters and rosette spray painted gold metallic
LoveMessageScreen11 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 11. To attach the papers to the panels, use the Aleene’s Collage Pauge  for the light weight papers and the Aleene’s Tacky Glue for any of the heavier items.  When using the Aleene’s Collage Pauge, brush onto background first, then to the back of paper. Place onto the background and place another coat over the top. Repeat until all papers are attached to the background. Let dry.
LoveMessageScreen12 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 12. Using an eyelet punch, punch holes about  1” down on each side, at the top and the bottom.
LoveMessageScreen13 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 13. Place eyelet with the right side of the eyelet on the right side of the panel. Turn over and press with an eyelet press to attached the eyelet.
LoveMessageScreen14 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 14. Eyelet in place from the front side of the panel
LoveMessageScreen15 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 15. To attach the small seed bead design, use the Aleene’s Tacky Glue, then immediately sprinkle the beads into the glue. Let glue dry.  Wrap each letter with the decorative wire, applying small beads to the wire as you wrap.  End the wire into a swirl using a needle nose pliers.
LoveMessageScreen16 Mixed Messages Love Screen by EcoHeidi Borchers 16. Glue each panel to the sticks/twigs where it touches. Let dry. To hold panels together, place wire through the eyelet, and around the twig. Place beads onto the wire before tying wire off at the back of the panel.