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Design by: ginapiazza (2 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Southwest

Totems to display jewelry

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 4x4 ceramic tile
  • chipboard
  • cardstock; red white gold. beige brown
  • Glue; glue gun & liquid
  • Assorted inks & markers
  • crackle paint
  • copper metallic tape
  • beads

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Totem A (shown on left)
Weld hawk to Totemple and cut in several colors as large as possible on your mat (I cut in red & white)
Save your negative and positive cuts. Totem B (shown on right) Cut as large as possible several times) I cut in beige, gold & brown) Cut heavy chipboard for bscking.
Paint, color, create!!! Both chipboard layers are painted with crackle paint for a weathered wood 'look'. Ink edges. Color with copics/distress markers. I sew and glue my bead embellishments on. I used copper metallic tape on the hawks wings. I glued some scraps behind image cutouts for even more color & dimension.I used enamel accents and liquid pearl.
** Totems make great kid craft projects. They can be colored & decorated in infinite ways. Cut a few extras for the kids to color while you are crafting.
***Any project I create starts with a google image search. While my projects don't necessarily become 'realistic', I enjoy adding some 'authentic- looking' detail to them.
Decorate your base tile.
Attach cardstock art work to chipboard. Note that this must be very secure... I used commercial foam tape for this step. Attach your totems to the base (I used a glue gun)
Punch holes to hang earrings; Use mini hooks or thumbtacks to hang necklaces or bracelets.

Step 1

Totem A (shown on left)
Weld hawk to Totemple and cut in several colors as large as possible on your mat (I cut in red & white)
Save your negative and positive cuts. Totem B (shown on right) Cut as large as possible several times) I cut in beige, gold & brown) Cut heavy chipboard for bscking.

Step 2

Paint, color, create!!! Both chipboard layers are painted with crackle paint for a weathered wood 'look'. Ink edges. Color with copics/distress markers. I sew and glue my bead embellishments on. I used copper metallic tape on the hawks wings. I glued some scraps behind image cutouts for even more color & dimension.I used enamel accents and liquid pearl.
** Totems make great kid craft projects. They can be colored & decorated in infinite ways. Cut a few extras for the kids to color while you are crafting.
***Any project I create starts with a google image search. While my projects don't necessarily become 'realistic', I enjoy adding some 'authentic- looking' detail to them.

Step 3

Decorate your base tile.
Attach cardstock art work to chipboard. Note that this must be very secure... I used commercial foam tape for this step. Attach your totems to the base (I used a glue gun)

Step 4

Punch holes to hang earrings; Use mini hooks or thumbtacks to hang necklaces or bracelets.

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These are awesome!!!

Published on April 20, 2013 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate
This is just fabulous, Gina! So very creative!

Published on March 29, 2013 by Esther Flag Comment As Inappropriate