Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DIY Funky Ring with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Plaid the makers of Mod Podge are teaming up with blogger all over to show case some of their products! I was so excited that they asked me to review and item for them! I jumped at the chance to try out Dimensional Magic! Dimensional Magic adds dimension and a shiny, glass-like finish to your project.

Here is the GOOD NEWS: Plaid is also giving away Dimensional Magic (plus a jar of mod podge) to one Lucky Fireflies and Jellybeans Reader! This will be happening tomorrow so be sure to come back for that!

Below is a project I made with Dimensional Magic and also a little review!

I made some rings:

Here is what you will need:
Adjustable ring blanks (found at Micheal's)
Mod Podge
Dimensional Magic
E-6000 Glues (or other strong glue)
Sand paper
Scrapbook Paper
Ink (for distressing... optional)
X-Acto Knife (or scissors)
Plate joining biscuits (found at a hardware store)

Here is what the jar looks like for the Plate Joining Biscuits

There are 100 in the jar for $6... I am going to sell sets of 10 for $1.75 if you are interested (Free shipping) See the bottom for more details!

1. Paint your biscuits front, sides and back.

2. On a piece of scrape paper trace and cut out a shape of the biscuit to make what I call a biscuit viewer. This will help you choose which part of your scrap book paper to use!

3. Use your biscuit viewer to find the perfect piece for your ring.

4. Use your X-Acto knife or scissor to cut out your pieces.

5. Using your Mod Podge paint both the top of the biscuit and the back side of your paper...

...and glue your paper to the biscuit (It is OK if you paper is a little bit bigger than the biscuit. we are going to sand that off later). Let dry.

6. Paint Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal it. Let dry.

7. Sand the edge of your biscuit and paper to even out the edges and to distress it too.

8. Use your ink to distress the edges.

9. Use the Dimensional Magic to either go over the whole top or to high light part of the pictures.
For the green one I covered the whole thing, for the brown and teal one I highlighted the flower and on the pink one I highlighted the leaf. Let dry for 3 hours.
Here is what it looks like once it is dry... a nice shining glass like finish.

10. Now use your E-6000 glue (or other strong glue) to glue the rings to the back side of the biscuits.

you could drill a hole on either end and make a bracelet...

You could just drill a hole at the top for a necklace!
I really liked Dimensional Magic... I have use other products do the same type of thing but they always dried a little foggy... this did NOT! It was crystal clear! It comes in a nice bottle with a very thin tip for applying. I highly recommend it!

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

These are darling! I haven't heard of Dimensional Magic - I'm definately going to give it a try! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Jennifer said...

I love this! I went to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, and Wal-Mart (Our only craft stores) and no one carried the stuff! So, I bought some online yesterday. Thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to try it whenever mine comes in!

Jill said...

These are awesome! I think i like the bracelet best!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

I saw someone else use this somewhere - I can't remember where, but I was kind of confused by the tutorial. Yours is super easy to understand, so now I'm thinking of some ideas. Now I just have to track it down.

janimal said...

Those are very cool! I have tried diamond glaze but had trouble with bubbles. I must try dimensional magic now!

Unknown said...

those are totally cool and they would make great card and scrapbook embellishments too ;)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

These are totally cool and funky! I like them. I will feature them tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Cecily said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE those rings and the tutorial!! I need to get me some supplies! Lots of inspiration - thanks!

The Pennington Point said...

Really cute and easy....a winning combination! Lisa~

Michelle L. said...

Gorgeous! I have used these biscuits for pendants - but never as a ring! What a cool and funky look. I love your paper choices, also the clever idea to highlight just part of the design. Love 'em!

Its A Blog Party said...

Absolutely adorable!
Thanks for linking up!

Karen said...

I love dimensional adhesive and will love trying a new one. :> And what a great idea to use biscuits to make a statement ring...too, too cool!!

Lisa said...

Really cute! I had no idea it was that easy!

Jenn Seratt said...

Love it! I have been seeing projects using the new Dimensional Magic everywhere. I've got to try it!

terrid614 said...

these are adorable! did you also sprinkle some glitter on them? thanks for explaining the dimensional modge podge! so cool!

One Creative Queen said...

You came up with the most darling idea - ever!! Who'd have thunk about using joining biscuits?? I love the papers you chose - and the parts you chose to highlight. Then again, the one you put Dimensional Magic all over is really cute, too.

Awesome idea! They turned out really well. I know what you mean about other products drying a little foggy - I have that issue, too. Otherwise there are so many air bubbles (not visible until it dries) that I pitch the whole thing. It doesn't seem like you had either issue. Yay for Dimensional Magic!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh how clever.....you can get other size biscuits too...I will have to make some of these.....just to cute....tfs

Papgena Made It said...

i saw you on csi project and i like it!
i wonder if it will work on seashells....

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Dionne said...

Thank you for another great tutorial!

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