Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Tattoo Girl" 12x12 Layout Inspiration

Just sharing a layout using Maggie Holmes papers and the fun 'Hipster' embellishments by BasicGrey. It was much fun to create and I used some of my home made enamel dots. 

Pearler Beads / Enamel Dots

After much trial and error I found the method for melting pearler beads into enamel dots that works for me. I used my 50% off coupon at Michaels and bought a 12 color pack of pearler beads. 
I melted them in a 285 degree oven for 35 to 60 minutes. The lighter colors melted into perfect dots in 35 minutes. The black beads took about an hour. The benefit of melting one color at a time is the times each color took to melt perfectly. In the end I have 12 colors of enamel dots (about 1,000 of them) - I'll never have to buy them again.