Today, I’m excited to reveal some new Spellbinders® Media Mixage™ products: MB3-002 Oval Hatpin – Bronze and MT1-009 Keys texture plate. Yes, you read it right! Hatpins!!! You’ll also want to check out Ken Oliver’s blog as he’s also showcasing new Media Mixage products today!
Here's my project……
.....a Keys Hatpin and matching Keys Box.
- Spellbinders® MMM-001 Artisan X-plorer™
- Spellbinders® MB3-002 Oval Hatpin - Bronze
- Spellbinders® MT1-009 Keys Texture Plates
- Spellbinders® MD1-001 Ovals One
- Spellbinders® MMs-002 Foil Pack 2
- Spellbinders® S4-168 Large Labels
- Spellbinders® S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM
- ICE Resin®
- Susan Lenart Kazmer – Aqua Glass Glitter
- Elmer’s Painters – Black
- Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist - Concord, Strawberry Shortcake, Glimmer Glaze - Saffron
- Scor-Tape – ¼, ½, 2”
- Beacon Adhesives – Fabri-Tac™
- Beads – crystal, aqua, purple
- Bronze eye pins and head pins
- Bronze Jump Ring
- Micro Beads – turquoise/silver mix
- Craft Foam - Black
- Black Card Stock
- Wood Box
- Crystal Clear Satin spray
- Gold fabric
Let's get to the How-To for the Keys Hatpin!
I started with these products:
First, I cut an oval of black self-adhesive craft foam with Spellbinders® MD1-001 Ovals One #2 die (#1 being the smallest) I used the craft foam as filler to raise the embossed foil closer to the top. It’s super easy to cut!
Next, I cut an oval of aqua craft foil with the same Ovals One #2 die.
Now for the texture! I placed the oval foil on the Spellbinders® MT1-009 Keys texture plate, aqua side up. The texture plate is placed on the Spellbinders® MMM-001 Artisan X-plorer™ base plate with the cutting plate on top. I put it through the Artisan X-plorer. The first pass flattened the foil to the keys and started the embossing. Next, I removed the cutting plate and replaced it with the tan embossing mat and pink embossing plate. I put it through the Artisan X-plorer. Voila! Beautiful detailed texture!
I applied black paint over the foil and rubbed off the excess leaving a hint of black in the recessed areas and around the edges of the keys. It gives it a more vintage look.
The foil oval is applied to the adhesive on the craft foam oval.
Before I glued it into the hatpin, I cut 2 tiny slits near one end for the jump ring that holds the bead dangles. It fits under the foil and foam. Once the ICE Resin sets up, it holds it in place. I placed the jump ring so the opening is just above the rim of the hatpin. It can be open at this point ready for the beads. Or left closed and opened after the ICE Resin is cured.
I glued the foil with foam and jump ring into the hatpin.
Next step, mix the ICE Resin! Follow the directions on the ICE Resin package to mix it. It’s very important to mix for 2 minutes and let it set for 5 minutes!
I poured resin into the hatpin until it was almost to the rim. Then I added glass glitter around the jump ring. It hides the slits in the foil! I also added micro beads around the edges of the hatpin bezel. I added more ICE Resin to fill the bezel. Then I waited for it to cure! That’s the hardest part for me!!! I usually pour any ICE Resin pieces in the evening so they can cure overnight.
In the meantime, I put together the bead dangles. There are 5 separate wrapped bead pieces. I’ve used 3 head pins and 2 eye pins. The eye pins have a small jump ring with seed beads as a dangle. I made a loop at the top of each one and wire wrapped the end.
I love the vintage look of it, especially the colors! It would be very pretty on the lapel of a coat!
This pretty hatpin needed an elegant place to rest! I decorated a wood box to coordinate with the hatpin.
Here are the directions for the box:
I started with a recycled wood box. It came from some specialty candy. Any craft box that fits the pin will work. Mine is 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ x 1 ½”.
I painted it black and then over sprayed it with Tattered Angles Concord and Strawberry Shortcake Chalkboard mists. When the mists were totally dry, I sprayed a clear satin sealer over the box.
For the top, I cut a rectangle of aqua craft foil using Spellbinders® S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM #7. I textured it with the Keys same as for the hatpin, adding black paint as well. I snipped off each corner diagonally so it wouldn’t show beyond the gold frame.When I poured the ICE Resin in the hatpin, I also poured ICE Resin on this foil piece. I spread it rather thin. I sprinkled some of the silver and aqua micro beads over it and worked them into the ICE Resin. I left it to cure overnight.
I cut/embossed 2 frames of black card stock using Spellbinders S4-168 Large Labels #4 and 5 nested together. I glued them together for thickness. I painted on Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze. When it was dry, I sprayed it with clear satin sealer.
To assemble the pieces, I applied Scor-Tape to the back of the foil and the frame. I fastened both to the box lid.
To create the cushion inside the box, I started with a piece of card board cut to fit inside. I cut batting/fiberfill to fit the cardboard and glued it to it. I wrapped a piece of gold lining fabric over it and glued the edges to the bottom side of the cardboard. It’s glued into the box with craft glue. A nice pin cushion for the hatpin!
For a little more inspiration, I have a second project with a totally different look! I’ve used the small Spellbinders MB3-001 Circles Hatpin-Bronze and MT1-009 Keys texture plate to create this mini canvas…….
Can you see a circle hatpin? It’s the flower center and stem. The "pot" is embossed with keys touched with copper Gilders Paste. That makes the keys pop! I’ll share more details on my blog sometime later.
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