I found some blank wooden pendants, jump rings and a necklace base at the craft store.
I decided to use the hibiscus part of the stencil to make a tropical vacation kind of necklace. It would be summery! I wanted it to be dimensional so I used modeling paste scraped over the flower design, and I used a palette knife to scrape off the excess. I have actually never used modeling paste before, and I found it quite enjoyable.
For base colors, I used acrylic paints. This will change a lot but I have to start somewhere.
This is after several layers of acrylics. I painted in some leafy looking greenery around the flower. I wanted this all to be shimmery, so I used some Silks paints with the regular acrylics and also Golden Interference Orange acrylic (this is very sheer and gives a transparent, iridescent sheen).
After I was finished painting, I used a glossy sealant over the whole thing. That made it even shinier. I used a jump ring to attach the pendant to the strings of the necklace. Here I am wearing it!
Materials used for this project:
Wooden pendant, blank
Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze paint
Golden Interference Orange liquid acrylic paint
Acrylic gloss sealant
Hope you enjoyed this step-by-step, and see you next time!