This is a Vintage Barrette that I made as my 3-D swap for Convention. Isn't it lovely? I was so please with how it turned out and it is so simple to make!
For each barrette I punch out 4 scallop circles from Whisper White Cardstock and poked a hole through the center of each one. I made some very strong tea and placed this in a spray bottle with which I sprayed each of the scallops and scrunched them up. The tea made the paper look aged and was the perfect color.
Next I open each one, sprayed it with alcohol mixed with Shimmer Paint, and scrunched it up again.
I again opened these and place each one onto a Vintage Brad.
Working while the cardstock was still damp I scrunched up the flower pushing it all towards the center. Then I carefully pulled these back open to make it look like a blooming flower.
The flower was attached to some little clip barrettes that I purchased from a local store.
Once the flower is completely dry I placed a Glue Dot on the back and then put a small dot of Crystal Effects onto the barrette to attach the flower. The Glue Dot simply held it in place until the Crystal Effects hardened. Once it was completely dry it was ready to go!
Card stock: Whisper White
Other Supplies: Scallop Circle Punch, Vintage Brads, Shimmer Paint, Glue dots, Crystal Effects, barrettes
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