Friday, June 22, 2012

Mod Podge Silhouette podgeables charm bracelet

Silhouettes are nothing new, in fact, they have been around for hundreds of years, but the timeless classic feel of them is what draws me to them.  
I must say I have been a little intimidated to try making my own silhouettes of my kids, but I got inspired and jumped right on board and am so glad that I did.


I recently got a package in the mail from the Plaid Company with all of this ah-mazing stuff inside.
Seriously, the whole line up of Mod Podge in all it's goodness.
All these supplies are available at a Michael's store near you.


Mod Podge has something new called podgeable shapes and podgeable papers.
When I saw the podgeable shapes I immediately got inspired to make some silhouette charms.
The possibilities with the podgeables are endless.  It's hard not to be inspired and want to get creative with the whole line up of awesomeness from Mod Podge.
My first project was to make the silhouette bracelet.
Want to see how I did it?
I took profile pictures of my three kids standing against a blank wall {are blank walls hard to come by in your house too?}
I tried my best to let technology be my friend and tried several programs to darken the kids profiles but finally ended up just sizing the pictures in my Silhouette {how fitting} studio software and printed them off.
Once the pictures were printed {see how small they are?}, I painted the back of the page black.
Once the black paint was dry, I used my scissors to cut the profile of each of my kids out. {easier than I thought it would be}

I picked out my podgeable shapes that I wanted to use, and found some paper in the podgeable pad.
I love the podgeable paper because it's double sided.  The paper I chose was cream on one side, book page on the back.
Mod Podge has some great printed paper with birds, maps, vintage scenery, you name it, they have it.

I took my podgeable shapes and traced around them before cutting them out.
Once the shapes were cut, I used the super gloss mod podge to glue the silhouette to the paper.
A final layer of mod podge super gloss on top of the silhouette and paper and then I put the podgeable shape on top, pressing it firmly in place to remove air bubbles.


Once the podgeable shapes were dry, I added a protective layer of mod podge on the back of each silhouette to seal the paper.
But why stop there?
Mod Podge has a really cool product called three dimensional magic.
I loved the silver and thought I would use it to make a bow on my daughter's silhouette.
I put a drop of the three dimensional magic on my silicone craft mat {this mat is a crafters dream!  If you don't have one, pick it up, it's totally worth it.  The glue comes up easily once it's dry and saves all your work surfaces from damage}.
I used a toothpick to apply the dimensional magic in a bow shape above my daughter's ponytail.

Subtle, but awesome.
Look how it dries clear with just a little sparkle.


Here are the three podgeable shaped silhouettes finished and ready to accessorize.


I found an old charm bracelet and attached my new {more awesome} charms with jump rings.


Isn't it great that the back is just as awesome looking as the front?


So what do you think?
Do you love them as much as I do?




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**I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.**

8 comments:

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Beautiful Rachel. What a perfect way to use the podgeables and make such a special piece of wearable art.

Carolyn said...

That is awesome. I think I will have to try this with my nephews!

Kristy @ Cup of Jo said...

Toooo cute! Love it!

Michelle L. said...

Great idea to use the printed paper for the back. Sweet bracelet!

Sewing-Chick said...

What a neat idea :)

Jess@Coxs Corner said...

These are awesome! I really like them! They've inspired me to try something similar! Thank you for sharing this!

Amy Anderson said...

I too made a charm bracelet but not with silhouettes - yours is so pretty. Love it!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

cuter than cuteness! i love it...
thanks for stopping by! ♥ much love