2/18/2008

peachy paperweight

What a peach of a paperweight! A detailed how-to for this simple but delightful gift is in this post. Lockhart Stamp Company offers various fruit images - the cherries and peaches are two of my favorites! They are not only fun to color but easy to color - use a lighter marker for the whole peach than a slightly darker to accent each peach - done. :) To create, simply stamp image, color with non-bleeding markers (I used Copic), then dispense a layer of Glossy Accents or other similar adhesive onto the glass disc back. Using your finger smear adhesive completely over back of glass disc and adhere stamped image. I use an old, plastic card (or an old credit card) to squeegie/swipe out any air bubbles between the glass disc and the piece of cardstock, or use your fingers and keep an eye on the image for any bubbles. Use baby wipes to periodically clean your fingers of the adhesive and to wipe the glass. Adhere cork or felt to the back with Glossy Accents or the same adhesive used previously. Done! These also make excellent magnets - Adhere four classic-style magnets (Michael's Craft Store).

Source for jumbo glass discs - www.wholesalersusainc.com.

7 comments:

JaneAnn said...

I like this! Thanks for sharing.

leenda said...

Beautifully done!

Otter said...

Cindy these are awesome!!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

I LOVE it, Cindy! And the truth is, I'm always using this sort of thing at my own desk! Yaaaay! Thanks for your "always super" tips!

~Tex

Janine said...

I LOVE IT !!!

Heather said...

WOW - super cute!!!! I am thinking I need to order some of those glass pieces!

Conniecrafter said...

what a sweet gift, so pretty!