Today I’m here to share with you my version of the GCD Studio’s August challenge…wearable art. I was heavily inspired by the new rage in necklace design right now, bib necklaces! They are over the top pretty and come in so many different styles, shapes and sizes. The best part about this one is it’s very light and easy to wear because it’s made from chipboard!
I made it so that the length is highly adjustable, depending on the top I’m wearing it with.
Now, here are a few in the process photos. I started by laying out my chipboard shapes and layering them until they made a pleasing design and fit together nicely.
(I was glad I took this photo to refer back to later once all the pieces had been painted and decorated.)
My color inspiration came from the early fall color palette from my favorite clothing store, The Loft.
After I de-bossed the chipboard with various ChipArt Ornamental stamps, I painted each piece a different color from my chosen palette and then applied Glaze Base, Copper paint and a little Mod Podge. Once the glaze mixture had set for a few seconds, I wiped the glaze off.
Here is one of the pieces up close.
I did go back and hand paint some of the glaze into the de-bossed image. Once all the pieces were dry I started assembling the necklace. I used E6000 glue to adhere them to each other in layers.
When I had all the pieces secured I flipped the necklace over and glued two copper jump rings to the back.
To finish off the look, I applied a layer of Liquid Glass (Close to My Heart) Dimensional adhesive to the front. This takes a long time to dry, but gives it a epoxy finish I really like.
I also decided to add a few clusters of copper colored seed beads to the middle of the flowers.
I hope you’ve been inspired to create wearable art with your scrapbook supplies!!