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Sparkle Bread Dough Pendant by Candace Jedrowicz

Sparkle-Bread-Dough-Necklace by Candace Jedrowicz

Sparkle-Bread-Dough-Necklace by Candace Jedrowicz

Candace Jedrowicz did some experiments with the Vintage Aleene’s Technique – Bread Dough.  The resulting pendant is exciting and easy to make!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s Sparkle Bread Dough Pendant YouTube video tutorial

Materials:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Bread – 1 slice
Plastic cup
Craft stick
Extra fine glitter
Pasta machine or rolling pin
Small cookie cutter in the shape of your choice
Needle tool or toothpick
Tissue paper
Wood skewer
Scissors
Glossy sealer
Silk cord

Prepare your bread dough according to EcoHeidi’s directions at this link:
Bread Dough Roses. Condition the dough with a pasta machine or rolling pin. Add small amounts of glitter, fold the dough and roll it out again. Repeat this step until the glitter looks right to you.
Choose a small cookie cutter to make your focal piece. I altered a round cutter to make a coffee cup shape. I bent the metal tube to cut out the handle.Allow dough to air-dry thoroughly.
Coat a rubber stamp with a light coat of acrylic paint and allow to dry. With a dry brush, paint a very light coat of acrylic paint onto the area of the stamp you’ll use.
Press the focal piece onto the stamp.
Give both sides of the focal piece a coat or two of glossy sealer. I’m using a clear dimensional sealer here.
For the tissue paper beads, cut a 20″ x 1″ piece of tissue paper. Fold the strip in half and in half again. You’re going to cut the strip in half along the length. You’ll use the folds as a guide.
Cut, beginning 1/4″ from one edge, up to the first fold.
Proceed cutting, moving slowly toward the center of the paper, ending at the second fold.
From the center, slowly cut your way toward the other side, ending up 1/4″ from the edge at the third fold. Finish cutting along that line.You now have two long skinny triangle strips with blunt tips.
Fold the wide end of one of the strips over a skewer. Put a small amount of glue on the paper.
Begin rolling the paper around the skewer. Add glue as you go along, spread the glue with your finger to get the best coverage.
When you’ve finished wrapping allow the beads to dry. Coat both beads with glossy sealer and allow to dry.String your beads on a silk cord, tying knots between the focal piece and beads.

 


Glue Art Canvas by Candace Jedrowicz

1-2-12 EH Candace Glue Art Canvas

1-2-12 EH Candace Glue Art Canvas

Candace Jedrowicz is crafting up eco-home decorations using cardboard and Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue on canvas.  Add a candle flame and you’ve got yourself a vintage Aleene’s technique called Burnt Brown Bag!  Now Candace is bringing it with metallic powders, because that’s how she rolls!  Featured on EcoHeidi TV.

Watch Candace;s fun and fabulous Glue Art Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Canvases – four any size
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Cardboard
Sponge brush
Scissors
Candle and matches
Metallic powders – I used blue, green and copper
Gold Rub n Buff
Heat gun

Cut your cardboard design pieces and set them aside. I cut cardboard to make two wavy designs and two angular designs.
Completely cover the canvas with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Place designs on canvas and cover with glue. Allow to dry.
When the glue is dry, set up your candle and get ready to move fast. Cover 1/4 of the canvas with glue.
Hold the glued area directly over the flame but keep it moving! Keep it moving until the glue is no longer shiny and has a black sooty appearance.The glue will bubble and crackle and create interesting texture. In this photo I turned the canvas over to show the glue turning black.  You’ll want to keep the wet glue area directly over the flame.
Continue adding glue and burning until the entire canvas is black and sooty. This is how the burned canvas should look. Flat black with a few shiny areas.
Use a wet or dry cloth to gently wipe off the soot. If you break through the skin of the burned glue to reveal white glue just re-burn that area. (P.S. If desired, you can let the glue dry completely overnight before wiping off the soot.)
This photo shows two of the designs – one finished and one unfinished.The unfinished surface on the right is really wonderful by itself, but I specifically wanted to try the metallic powder as a finish.
Use a moist paper towel or wet wipe to pick up the powder and dab it on the canvas.
To set the powders, heat with a heat gun for several seconds. Keep checking it by touching the surface. It’s done when there is no color on your fingers.
Finish with gold Rub n Buff on some edges and textures. Allow to dry.
Here are my finished canvases. I hope you’ll try this method and send me photos! candace@cool2craft.com – I’ll share them on my blog page!