Technique Tuesday: Custom Epoxy Embellishments

It seems like every manufacturer is now making Epoxy Sticker Embellishments — also called decorative Page Pebbles — these days. Most of the ones I’ve seen coordinate with patterned paper lines, and some are sold as dimensional embellishments or dimensional letter/word stickers. They’re not cheap…at least $3 to $4 a package, and if you’re anything like me, I NEVER use the entire package. Every dollar I spend on an embellishment, is a dollar less I have to spend on a fabulous patterned paper…so I decided to make my own Epoxy Embellishments!

Custom Epoxy Embellishments
supplies:
- clear epoxy stickers (circles or squares…whatever you have on hand!!!)

- patterned paper, transparency, photo and ephemera scraps

- circle or square punches


Directions:

Punch shape; adhere clear epoxy sticker over punched shape! That’s it!!!

These are so easy to make…they’re cost-effective because I use supplies I already have…I only make as many as I need…AND I can make them however I want to…even to match my patterned papers!


1. A punched road map sits under a decorative epoxy sticker (Poemstones, Creative Imaginations).
2. Use your leftovers! Stamp flower on colored paper; punch and mount on metal-rimmed tag (Making Memories). Adhere epoxy circle letter (Poemstones, Creative Imaginations) over punched shape.
3. A collage of text, magazine image and patterned paper is captured underneath a square epoxy sticker (JoAnn’s Scrap Essentials). Use a gold paint pen (Krylon) to paint around edges of epoxy square.
4. Layers of colorful patterned papers (Christina Cole) provides the background for a decorative epoxy circle (Poemstones, Creative Imaginations).
5. A snippet of a playing card image makes for a striking embellishment. Rub black permanent ink pad (Staz On) around edges of epoxy sticker.
6. Frame a sweet face! Layer printed transparency (Creative Imaginations) over a punched photo. Mount on metal-rimmed tag (Making Memories); adhere epoxy circle over layered photo.
7. Got to love those scraps! Mount letter sticker (Basic Grey) over tinted transparency (Technique Tuesday from Nov. 7); layer over text paper. Adhere epoxy square over collaged elements; paint edges of epoxy square with paint pen (Krylon).

TIPS:
- use a 3/4″ punch for a large epoxy circle sticker (Page Pebble, Making Memories or Poemstone Letters, Creative Imaginations)
- use a 1″ punch for an xtra-large epoxy circle sticker (Page Pebble , Making Memories)
- use a 1″ square punch for a large epoxy square sticker (Page Pebble, Making Memories)
- Don’t have same sized expoxy sticker and punch? Simply mount the epoxy sticker onto image/patterned paper; trim with scissors
- Create a collaged embellishment (see example #3); layer desired elements (patterned paper, printed transparency, etc.) on a 2″-3″ scrap piece of paper and then punch desired image.

These are so quick and easy…imagine how many you could make in 1/2 hour! Make a few extras and swap with your friends…I’d love to see what you come up with; feel free to post a link to your custom epoxy embellishments in the comments.

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5 Responses to Technique Tuesday: Custom Epoxy Embellishments

  1. Tracy says:

    really great tip!

  2. Corinnexxx says:

    I have made a few of these too! they look great!

    corinne5xxx

  3. Kristy says:

    I so love this tip. I just turned around and did some with my own fabrics… they turned out great! You can see them on my Far Flung Craft blog! Thanks for the great blog!

    Kristy

  4. Kimberly says:

    SO fun! Love these! :)))

  5. Sally R says:

    Great idea – I’m off to have a go! Found your blog via shimelle’s Christmas journal class. Hi to a fellow classmate!