Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sweet as Honey

For this layout, I really wanted the word “honey” to look like actual honey. So I dug through my stash and pulled out every yellow and gold letter I had on hand. But nothing looked right! They were just letters… and they definitely didn’t look like honey. So I did what any crafty gal would do. I made my own!

First, I took some raw chipboard letters and painted them with a bright yellow acrylic paint.

Then I sponged lightly around the edges with a slightly darker shade of yellow paint. While they were still wet, I sprinkled a tiny amount of gold glitter onto each letter.

Next I misted everything with a healthy coating of Pearl Glimmer Mist and allowed to dry.

Once they were dry, I generously coated each letter with Glossy Accents, careful to eliminate any air bubbles as I went. Then I added a bit more glitter to each letter and left to dry completely.

Remember how Winnie The Pooh's honey pot always had honey dripping down the rim? I wanted that same effect on my letters. So once the first coat of Glossy Accents was dry, I placed my letters at an angle by just resting them on a pen. I then glopped some more Glossy Accents on them and allowed it to freely drip down each letter.

After some more drying time, I had letters that looked like I just flipped the ol' honey bear over and wrote with it. Here's a close-up of the end result:

Sweet, huh?!


  1. wow Julie - those letters are really awesome!
    That sure took a whole lot of patience on your part!

  2. I was in awe when I first saw what you'd done with this and I'm still in awe. The letters look great and you have a TON more patience than I would have.

  3. You are way more than a pretty face! What a great idea!! I can not wait to try this! Thanks so much!

  4. definitely sweet like honey! ;)


  5. oh my goodness! This is SUCH a CUTE IDEA! HOW VERY CUTE!

  6. Awesome technique Julie!!! I just LOVE this LO!!

  7. That is amazing! I love the end result!

  8. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Printables category today (look for timestamp: [26 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

  9. Adorable! Some of the best ideas come from needing just that special something. Love your layout too! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Such an awesome idea Julie! Really great effect!