Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spellbinders: Faux Porcelain Ring

At the 2012 Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) trade show back a few weeks ago, I made a bunch of (like around 20) faux porcelain flower rings for my friends...last minute, of course.

Faux Porcelain Ring by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Authentique Papers; Die: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-086 Bitty Blossoms); Enamel: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Ranger Ink); Tool: Melting Pot and Melt Art Kool Toolz (Ranger Ink); Adhesives: E6000 and ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Ring Base

Why do I come up with crazy projects the day or night before I leave?! This technique is based on my take of what Spellbinders Blog Team Member Sherry Cheever came up (THANK YOU, Sherry!!!!). Next show I will have one ready for YOU!!! This was her Faux Porcelain video on the subject back in December of 2009 and I had this on my mind since then! LOL!!

As you can see from her video, she did each layer to create her beauty. Me...not so patient. I dunk the entire assembled flower (S5-086 Bitty Blossoms) into the pot! LOL!! Just make sure to cover the entire flower, get rid of excess (before it cools) and place it on top of the non-stick sheet to cool.

The Dunk!

After the flower cooled, I sanded the bottom of the flower and the ring base (purchased at the findings/beads section of Hobby Lobby). Then adhered with E6000 Glue. I would hold for a few moments so that the adhesive can grip and let it dry a few hours...just in case.

Easy right? A couple of tips - have something heat resistant underneath the melting pot (your table will thank you) and I used a melting pot liner so that I can use the leftovers for another project (avoiding clean up as much as possible ;0P).

I hope you try it too!! Many many thanks to my ROCK STAR friend, Sherry Cheever!!

P.S. Supplies List and Steps BELOW (for those who can't see any of the video):

Melting Pot (bonus if you have a melting pot liner = less clean up!)
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
Tweeters (non-stick kind or long ones)
Non-stick craft sheet Any of the rolled flower die templates (I used the Blossoms Three and the Bitty Blossoms)
Favorite Patterned Paper Adhesive (to assemble the rolled flower)
E6000 (to adhere the faux porcelain flower and ring base)
Fine-grade sandpaper
Ring base (purchased at Hobby Lobby)

Heat UTEE in melting pot (cover with lid).
In the meantime, cut/emboss die templates and roll flower.
Dip the rolled flower into the melted UTEE, making sure the entire flower is covered and place on a non-stick sheet to cool (Try and keep the bottom flat).
Lightly sand the ring base.
When the flower has cooled, lightly sand its bottom.
Add strong adhesive like E6000 onto the ring base and place the flower on top.
Hold for a few seconds to grip.
Place flower side face down to dry (I would give it a few hours or overnight).


Anonymous said...

That is SO cool! I might just have to get a melting pot now :)

Sylvia Blum said...

Ohhh... what a great idea and project!! Looks soooo cool!!!
Thanks for sharing the supplies and process, Margie! :)
Sylvia xx

Suzanne said...

Fabulous!! What a great project!

Authentique Paper said...

I love the ring you made for me Margie and it's still in tact and now in my jewelry tray - to be worn for special occasions because it is so precious! Thank you for this great tutorial and for using our Gathering paper! ~Samantha

Lesley Langdon said...

Very cook - I've always wanted to try this - but tried the other day with FELT! NOT RECOMMENDED!!! This is beautiful.

Lesley Langdon said...

I meant very cool... :)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty ring Margie!!! So glad that we met each other at CHA. You are the 2nd person in my life that I have met with the same birthday. Ha!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Margie, I LOVE the ring you made for me!! The Bitty Blossoms are the perfect size for these sweet little rings! Thanks for the great instructions!! I still need to get a melting pot so I can make these but it is on my wish list. I can't wait--I will have to go shopping very soon!! Hope you have a Fantastic weekend!! Hugs ♥

Katie said...

LOVE it and can't wait to make some!! TFS!

Spellbinders Paper Arts said...

You rock Margie!!! I'm so excited you shared this. Very cool.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun ring Margie! Not sure if that is the same one you were wearing at CHA but it sure if pretty! :)

Katherine said...

Super ring, it's beautiful...must dig out my pot and have a play.

Penny said...

This is great! You have such a great all around talent! I also love that you posted the directions! Love Penny

Connie Mercer said...

hi Margie~that ring is so cool how you made it. I have never worked with one of those melting pots~hmm, after I make some paper maybe that is next for me.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Margie! Thanks for sharing how you made it! Looks like fun!