Wednesday, April 10, 2013

So, I Tried Dimensional Magic and...

It wasn't pretty.

I know that all the videos make it look so easy but I actually had a hard time with it.  I'm sure there was some sort of step I was missing.  This was my idea for the giveaway.  I didn't like the way that they turned out.  The spot where the jump right was supposed to go just didn't look right.  So here is what I tried...

It was nice outside so I took my project out into nature.

I started out with some modge podge (Mod Podge) podgeable shapes.  Basically they are clear acrylic blanks that you can build on top of or the bottom of.  The flower ones I layered on top and added stickers then put the dimensional magic on top.  The foot one I put on the bottom and then put dimensional magic on the bottom.     

Oh yeah and we may have had some Caramel DeLites.  

I printed up some grass to use as the base.  I also printed up a picture of my daughters foot from when she first started walking.  I was feeling sentimental.  

First layer is grass.

I used some modge podge (Mod Podge) like glue.  It was their competitor.  I have learned that you have to wait at least twenty minutes for the glue to dry before you do anything with em.  I glued it on then brushed some over the top.  After it dried I took a nail file and filed the edges smooth since I didn't exactly cut the paper to fit.  

The Tricky Part!  

After they were dried and sanded, I added some floral stickers.  Then I layered the Dimensional Magic on top.  I tried to be as careful as possible to apply the magic.  No matter what I tried I kept getting it stuck in the holes.  So then I had a brainstorm moment and jammed some toothpicks in.  That didn't work either because they glued themselves into the pendant.  Getting the toothpicks out the next day was a pain.  I was not happy.  It took me three times just to get the oval one completed.  

This one was applied to the bottom of the pendent.  I like the way this one turned out better.

The finished product.

Although it's cute, it just wasn't what I wanted to send out.

I think they came out alright.  They weren't what I had imagined.  The tops came out a little messy so I wasn't too excited about that.

I've used Dimensional Magic before but it was in bezel pendents so it didn't have anywhere to run.  I've also seen people use clear nail polish.  Which I guess in theory would work as well.  I just received my crafty stuff order so I will be working on something soon.  I have three flower pendents up if anyone wants one just leave me a comment and I will get it to you.  Just keep in mind that they have a few imperfections in them.  

**So about three hours later it dawned on me that I have been calling Mod Podge "Modge Podge" my entire life and had no clue that I was saying it wrong.  Even with the product right there in front of me I was still saying it wrong.  So I went back and edited.  I left the original because I am admitting I am wrong but at the same time accepting that since I have said it that way forever I am probably not going to start saying it correctly any time soon.

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