Silhouette Ring

I am so excited to share this project with you!  It came to be after a trip to Joann’s this morning.  I meant to only pick up a couple of things, but you know how it goes.  I hit the clearance area and came away with several cute items to be used in future projects (that list grows daily)!  Among them were a blank brass Ring Bling ring ($1.97) and some really cute Anna Griffin card stock ($2.97).  I typically wouldn’t by a blank ring, but my crafting instinct kicked in and it was SO cheap.  I knew I would come up with something… and I did!

On my way home, it hit me.  I would make a silhouette ring with Lucy’s silhouette.

For this simple project you will need:

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Blank ring

Card Stock

Copy Paper

Scissors

Pencil

X-acto knife

Black Ultra Fine Point Sharpie

Compass

Black Fine Tip Sharpie

Spray Adhesive

I already had a silhouette of Lucy that I used to make an applique for a pillow.  If you don’t have one, just get a profile shot of your child and trace it on tracing paper.  I shrank the image on the copier at 50% three times.  So… I put the tracing paper in the copier, decreased the size to 50% of the original.  I took the resulting copy and decreased the size by 50% and so on.

Fill in the silhouette starting with the ultra fine point Sharpie on the outside line and finishing with the fine point Sharpie.

With an X-acto knife, cut the silhouette out.

For the background, use any card stock you would like!  I am on a yellow kick right now so that is what I used.  I used a compass to measure the inside portion of the ring where the card stock will lay and then I made a circle of that size on my paper.  I cut the circle out and trimmed it a little to get the fit exactly right.

I used spray adhesive to attach the silhouette to the card stock and the card stock to the ring.

This is the first time I have used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  The first thing I did was shake it and then read on the bottle not to shake it.  Oops.  There were bubbles as the label warned, but I learned very quickly that you can pop the bubbles with a straight pin OR they will stick to your finger tip if you are careful!  I set the ring in a ribbon spool to keep it steady while I filled it with Mod Podge.

Don’t worry!  It is supposed to be cloudy.  It clears up as it dries.  The instructions say to wait 3 hours, but I would wait 24 hours just in case.  The possibilities are endless for this project- it is only limited by your imagination!

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Comments

  1. Patty Norris says:

    You are so talented!!! Love the ring and the cute little face inside of it!

  2. danielle says:

    I love this! Would it work with Gilbert’s profile too?

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