Well, there's something about being called out by name in front of hundreds that motivates a person to accept a challenge! I was most inspired by Tonya's use of Glossy Accents to make a 'dewdrop' on a flower. I was thinking about that as I was walking to pick Trevor up from kindergarten, my feet crunching the zillions of acorns on the sidewalk. I picked up a large handful of acorns and decided to experiment with Glossy Accents on them.
Of course, the second Trevor saw me he noticed that I had a huge handful of acorns. He was instantly curious about what project I had planned for us to do together. I told him we'd be making napkin rings. He said, "Great! What are napkin rings?"
Here are mine:
And here are Trevor's:
They were fun and easy to make. I started by cutting an empty toilet paper roll into 6 rings, which we then painted with fall colors. While they were drying, we stamped oak leaves using Staz-On, added Glimmer Mist, then did a color wash of paint over that. (Actually, that's what I did- Trevor did the first one that way and used crayon on his next two.) After I did the fussy cutting, I coated my leaves and acorns with Glossy Accents. We left Trevor's plain for contrast.
When everything was dry, we tied string/ribbon around the rings and used Glossy Accents to attach the leaves. I used the glue gun to attach the acorn, as I wasn't sure if Glossy Accents was intended to hold that much weight.
Here's a closer look at one of my napkin rings:
From Flamingo Scraps: Glimmer Mist
Other: Glossy Accents, Folk Art paint, Staz-On ink, Stampin' Up stamp, unknown twine/ribbon
What a fun project! Not only did the Glossy Accents work well as an adhesive, but I love the shine that it provides.
Amanda, it's your turn! I challenge you to make a project using Glossy Accents. Can't wait to see what you create!