Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Recycled CD landscape brooch

Yes, you can wear a little landscape right on your lapel in the form of a brooch.  The base is a tiny landscape painted onto a wooden rectangle. To finish, all you do is use a wood-burning tool to cut out a shape from a discarded CD. This time, though, you are using a stamp pad design.  Think horses, butterflies, birds or any small design would work well.
See:  http://makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/recycled-cd-earrings.html  Don't stop with just a brooch though, you can use these little motifs in oodles of crafty ways!

You will need:

2 ½’ x 1 ½” wooden rectangle

Discarded CD

Wood-burning tool

Acrylic paint, blue, white green

Small paintbrush

Paper plate

Acrylic gloss finish

Tacky Craft glue (or glue gun and glue sticks)

1 ½” pin back

Stamp in desired small shape (horse, butterfly, dog, etc.)

Black inkpad

Glass from and old frame

1.     Plug in the wood-burning tool and allow to heat up.  Ink up your stamp with black ink.  Press the stamp onto the non-shiny side of the CD.  This is your pattern.  Put the piece of glass on your work surface to protect it and use the wood-burning tool to slowly trace around your image.  When you have finished the motif should pop out.

2.     Paint the landscape.  Add some white, blue and green acrylic paint on a paper plate.  Brush some blue paint across the top half of the wooden rectangle.  Let dry. Continue by brushing some green paint across the bottom half, meeting the top blue paint. Dab some white on the blue painted area to form clouds.  (See photo) Let dry.

3.     Add some glue on the back of the motif you cut from the CD and attach to the front center of the painted rectangle. 

4.     Glue on a 1 ½” pin back to the back.

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