Here is another of my craptabulous creations. In case you can’t tell, I was trying to make an altered Scrabble tile in order to make a pendant of it. Please do not expect this to be funny. There is nothing funny about failed decoupage and Diamond Glaze. Nothing at all.
My first attempt involved a picture of my daughter. Let me tell you, my daughter is gorgeous. It’s just a fluke of the ink changing color and my poor Diamond Glaze skills that makes her appear all green and warty.
Here she is in real life. No green-ness or warts at all!
So I decided I needed an image that was printed on regular cardstock and not photo paper. And perhaps designed by someone possessing graphic artistry skills as I have none. To that end, I bought a sheet of designs from Etsy. That is when my second attempt at Diamond Glaze worked, but the picture curled up! Gaah!
It was at that point that I decided I must have gotten crummy instructions. And, no, I will not reveal the website that gave me crummy instructions. Mostly because I deleted it and can’t remember it. I proceeded to do much research and figured out what I did wrong. I think. I found another website that said you should Mod-Podge your image down (check) and then Mod-Podge over the top of it and let it dry before applying the Diamond Glaze. Ooooooooh. Why didn’t they say so? I will be re-attempting this sometime in the near future because I love love love these pendants and have bought several from various Etsy sellers.
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