"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Springtime in Paris

The current ArtCharms swap that I've signed up for is called "Springtime in Paris".  These are the charms I've created for that theme. 

Their base is a Scrabble tile with a hole drilled through it.  I have a hand drill that I use, so there's a bit of muscle involved there.  I never realized that the wood used in Scrabble tiles can be softer or quite hard...and quite difficult to drill through.  The tiles then had scrapbook paper featuring a map of Paris glued to the fronts & trimmed to fit.  Same process with a text print paper to the backs of the tiles.  Edges were slightly sanded & the papers were protected with MicroGlaze...a wonderful product.  The edges of the tiles were finished off with 1/8" wide black & white ribbon...the most frustrating part of these charms.  A Paris clock (from SkyBluePink) was glued to the text side of the piece.  Finally, a jump ring was inserted into the hole & an Eiffel Tower charm was added to complete the charm.

I won't be doing quite as many swaps this year, so I'm really enjoying the ones I choose to play in.  Join us if you're interested. 


5 comments:

  1. Wonderful charms... lucky girls that are playing.

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  2. These are beautiful! I hope that I can find time now to play again - what a roller coaster year it has been.

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  3. Oh wow! I love these. They turned out great! Good job!

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  4. I love your Paris-themed charms Debbie!!

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