Faux Enameled Pin Brooch

October 28, 2017 — 23 Comments

A wee while ago I was having a little fiddle in the craft room and created something that I was quite proud of.

When you’ve stopped giggling, perhaps I could show you what I created?

The project actually started out because I snaffled some brooch backs from a bargain bin.

These were the ones.

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I knew instantly what I wanted to do with them. I wanted to drizzle in some of the Pebeo mixed media range of colours and make some faux enamelling – something that would look a little like an enamelled brooch.

A short rummage later and I managed to find my paints. Ooo, got a few more than I remembered.

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Deliberations and cogitations happened before I finally settled on a turquoise Fantasy Prisme …

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… and a purple  Fantasy Prisme.

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Those bottled aren’t just full of luscious colour, they make great supports for the brooch backs too!

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Using a cocktail stick I gradually dripped in colour until the brooch was about half full and then used the cocktail stick to make some swirly whirly patterns in the paint.

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This would take some time to dry – eventually overnight – but in the meantime, I cut some vinyl using the Brother Scan N Cut.

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This was transfered to the brooch using some masking tape.

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I then applied a layer of glaze – hoping on hope that it dried clear.

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It did! Woo hooo!

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Love it. Loved it so much that I thought that I would give another one.


Don’t forget if you would like to grab any of the bits and pieces that I used, you can find them in a variety of stores including the following established brands.

  


Time to pick some different colours.

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Mixing fantasy moon and fantasy prisme this time.

This was applied with the cocktail stick method again – I tried to shape the colour so that they looked a little like flames.

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Instead of cutting a sentiment on the Scan N Cut this time though I chose to have a rummage through the peel off collection and found some Chinese symbol text that fitted perfectly.

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I peeled off the outer portion and then transferred the design with masking tape again.

This was finished off with a light layer of glaze again.

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Fab! Looks a little bit like Cloisonne doesn’t it?!


Don’t forget if you would like to grab any of the bits and pieces that I used, you can find them in a variety of stores including the following established brands.

  


Anyway, must crack on with some more work. Glad I had the time to share this with you though. Hope you enjoyed it.

See you back here again soon.

J :)

23 responses to Faux Enameled Pin Brooch

  1. 

    Aren’t you a clever crafter. Thanks for the great idea. 👣👣👣👣👣potters off to find some products to try this out. Cheers

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  2. 

    I like those John especially the purple ones and the one that looks like a lilac pearl lovely.

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  3. 
    Georgina Horobin October 30, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Hi John just love this faux enamelling, can you let me know which glaze you added. Many thanks xx

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  4. 
    Jennifer Beattie October 30, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Totally gorgeous, John!

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  5. 

    What a genius you are! I love those, and just have to give them a try.

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  6. 

    Amazing love them and they look so easy.
    Nancyd xx

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  7. 

    What a lovely idea I love the Pebeo paints and effects you get from them

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  8. 

    Hi John I’m impressed with your pins…brooches I mean lol….you are a clever clogs. A simple idea with striking results. I will definitely give it a try because like you, I also trawl the bargain bins and have several packs of the brooch backs just waiting for this inspirational idea. Thank you for sharing your crafty ideas. Karen X

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  9. 

    Love the broaches John

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  10. 

    love love love the colours, stunning xx

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  11. 

    Love them John they are stunning

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  12. 

    Love them both. Thank you for sharing these.

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  13. 

    Wonderful John Love them xXx

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  14. 
    Tracey Anne Smith October 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Wow Love them John xXx

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  15. 

    Wow, what a work of art. Love them both.

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  16. 

    Stunning John, love them!

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  17. 

    Hi John, love the pin. Great idea. Just one thing every time I click on e mail link to read more I get a pop up box advert from the fcc saying something about killing net neutrality? I have a screen shot of it but I cannot attach it here. Please help.

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  18. 

    Oooooh! Stunning! Looks expensive so go you for bargain bin diving : )

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  19. 

    wowsers those are so posh!

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  20. 

    Wow just amazing love them both. Well done John

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