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: