Sunday, August 17, 2014

ABAC Week 38 Repeating Pattern

Good morning friends,

I'm so excited about my current project for Anything But a Card.  Originally when I joined the design team it was because I either make cards or jewelry and I really wanted to do some scrapbooking.  I thought this would be a great way for me to get back into it, but again, I DID NOT make a layout for this weeks challenge...someday soon I will surprise you and have a layout.  Maybe...  I love the digital age, but honestly, I did a lot more when I had film, took it to the print store, had them print my pictures and came home to see how many of the 24 on a roll turned out, usually only half of them turned out, but I used them!  LOL  Now I have so many pictures on my computer and I just don't find the time to go through them, pick the ones I want, upload them to my Walgreens and pick them up.  How do you guys do it?  I'd really like to know if it's just me or if others have that same problem.

Ok, enough of that, let's get on with the project for this weeks challenge.  The new Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #38 - "REPEATING MOTIFS" a.k.a. PATTERNS. Not necessarily Zentangle (or tangling), but that certainly falls under this category. Repeating Motifs, rather than patterns all apply here... you don't have to use Zentangle... so your muse is free to create! 

I've been wanting to do some Zentangle as it's all the rage right now, but honestly, I can't draw.  I know that Zentangle you can pretty much do however you want, but all my lines aren't straight, my patterns aren't uniformed, etc.  But, I did make an attempt and I'm actually ok with the outcome.  So let's get started...

Of course, I have to use my Amazing Crafting Products as I do with MOST of my projects because I so LOVE this stuff.  You can create so many different things and again, I love to experiment with all the different products they have.
I used a mold I created for some Mini Chalkboards a while back and you can view that post HERE.  
First I mixed up my Amazing Casting Resin and added some Bronze Alumidust to the mixture.  If you have never seen this process, you can check out the tutorial on mixing your resin HERE and preparing your Amazing Mold Putty HERE.
Here it is unmolded and ready to be transformed into a hair barrette. 
I took an ordinary Bic Pen and started my design.  I did however heat set the piece after I drew my pattern just to be safe and that also "softens up" your resin piece so that it can be shaped to whichever form you want.  I then punched holes in either side of the piece with my crop-o-dial (which works so slick) and used my fake chop sticks to keep the shape. 
So, what do you think?  Again, I'm not a good drawer, but I am actually very pleased with the outcome. 
Another view of the barrette, this is more 
true to the color that it actually is. 

Now hope on over to ABAC and join in the fun with your patterned creations and link up with us.  I can't wait to see if I've inspired anyone to create some hair jewelry as I call it.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.


  1. Gorgeous barrette and how fabulous to have created something so original.

  2. Wonderful Brenda! and how fabulous to be able to wear it too! Jennie x


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