Valentines Day is right around the corner and if you are looking
for a fun new gift for some special people in your life, this project
just might be perfect. With the variety of images here on
The Graphics Fairy, you are sure to find something that fits
Let's get started. You will need just a few supplies.
First choose your favorite image (that is going to be the hardest
part of this project) and then print it out. (remember
to adjust your size appropriately)
You will then need a paint
brush, scissors, felt, Mod Podge and a glass blank large gem or you
can use a heavy piece of glass cut to the size you desire. That's it!
Now take your glass piece and place it over the image, then
trace your cutting area. Cut along the inside of the line, you want
the image to be slightly smaller than the piece.
Apply a nice coating of Mod Podge to the back of your glass and
allow to sit for a minute and then...
apply your image face down, make sure to press around the
edges, you want the entire image to be adhered well. Let dry for
about 10 minutes.
While you are waiting for your piece to dry a bit, it is time to cut
your backing out of felt or of course you could use cork. Cut it out and...
apply a nice layer of Mod Podge to the back of the paperweight and
attach the piece of felt, making sure that the entire piece is attached
to the paperweight. Turn your piece over and allow to dry at least
a few hours and then it is ready to wrap up!
Who wouldn't want one of these for their desk, studio, kitchen and
the list goes on. Perfect for any age and Karen has tons of
images that would be perfect for the men in your life too.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
For more Holiday ideas, drop in and say hi! (hugs)