Monday, 22 January 2018

Tutorial: Accessories using Stamping - Jhumkas & Pendants!!


Varshitha here!!! On this beautiful Monday Morning, We have a versatile and very talented Guest Designer MV Pratyusha today!! Pratyusha is an passionate crafter who uses stamping in an unimaginable way!!! yeah.... rather then me telling her talents, see her , I would like to see what she is up to!!! 


My name is Dr M V Pratyusha, from Bangalore. I am a Endodontist by profession and crafter by passion. I have been crafting for a long time but started with Pratvam Progs in 2011. I love to experiment and since then I have tried hands at multiple craft forms.I consider crafting as a stress buster. I love making tutorials.  

Basic stamping technique- Jhumkas and Pendants

Materials required:
  • Quilling strips
  • Quilling slotted tool
  • Fevicol
  • Quilling mold
  • Gesso
  • Mudra craft stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Stazon-jet black ink pad
  • Decoupage gloss glue
  • Alcohol inks
  • Earrings findings and beads


Step 1: Making bases: Make a tight coil with 5mm quilling strips 7nos and 10nos for jhumka dome base and pendant base respectively. Apply fevicol to secure the shape of the domes and let it dry for 2 hrs minimum.

Step 2: Gesso the domes made: Gesso here is used as a primer and not to smoothen the dome. If the dome isn’t smooth from the go, it can’t be salvaged with gesso. After application of the gesso let them dry for 20 mins between coats and 2 hrs minimum after 3 coats of gesso.

Step 3: Stamping: Take mudra stamp of your choice and stamp it using a permanent black ink or colored ink on the cardstock. I use stazon jet black ink for this purpose.

Step 4: Fussy cut: Fussy cut the stamped images.

Step 5: Mist and peel: Mist the back surface of the stamped images and dab off the excess water. Peel of the layers of the cardstock to make it thinner.

Step 6: Glue it down: Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue on the dome and place the fussy cut stamped image on the same. Apply another layer of decoupage gloss glue over the stamped images to secure them in place. After adhering all the pieces to cover the base. Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue to seal the whole dome. Let it dry for 4 hrs minimum. Best case scenario do this in the night and continue with the rest of the steps in the morning. Attach the earring findings to the bases.

Step 7: Coloring: Using the coloring medium of your choice, color the images. I used alcohol inks (pendants) and acrylic paints (Jhumka). Leave it for 2 hrs.

Step 8:  Varnish: Use the Varnish of your choice to seal the whole piece and make it dustproof and waterproof. For the ones where I used alcohol inks, I applied a layer of decoupage gloss glue and let it dry for 3-4 hrs and later apply a coat of Asian paints wood varnish and let it alone in a well-ventilated area for a day.

Thankyou for this opportunity :) Its an honor to be able to be associated with a Indian craft brand :)

I am sure you will want to try this awesome technique!!! Get Stamping and Make your own Jhumkas, Pendants and Flaunt it!! 

Participate in our monthly challenge “Anything Goes” You can even add these jewellery projects with stamping in the challenge. 

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