More Altered Scrapbooking Embellishments

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These little gems were fashioned from some old five pronged metal rings I had in my scrap booking stash. Can anyone remember what they were called? I cannot for the life of me…

Metal ringsI decided to alter these to make them something I will use, instead of collecting dust. Start by sanding the metal…

Sanded rings Next, mix some Pearl Ex in Antique Rust by Jacquard products with Pearl Ex Varnish in a 1:1 ratio.

Pearl ex productLightly paint the surface of each metal ring.  

Dry brushed with pearl exDon’t they already look a lot more artsy? But wait, we go further…

I painted the edges of the rings with Neopaque.

Painting with neopaque 
This tool from Epiphany Crafts is the coolest! It is called the Shape Studio Tool- Round 14. Used with the 14 round epoxy shapes, it makes cute little custom epoxies. For those of you wanting to see the tool in action, there is a cool “try it out virtual tool” on the Epiphany Craft Website. I think this is an ingenuous way to mix the old with the new and use up those small but treasured paper scraps! Epiphany Craft tools and accessories are available on Scrapbook.com.

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I used the tool and epoxies with an old book page (shocked, I know) to make custom centers for the metal rings. 

Setting stones 
 Finally, I set Swarovski flat backed crystals on the sides with glue and added a small ring of glitter paint around the edges.

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I absolutely cannot wait to liven up my projects with these! And these…

Altered flower bradsFor more fun ideas on altering old scrap supplies, see my pinata inked flower embellishments or my altered metal flower rings.

Live Life Creatively,

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