Thursday, June 4, 2020

Newspaper Earrings

I started making paper earrings in college for extra money.  I was seriously into the mixed print Memphis style and I always had colorful painted paper scraps left over from my fashion presentations.  Mind you, this was before computers when you had to cut with scissors, paste with actual glue and use rub-on letters instead of picking a font from hundreds on the internet and printing them out from a home computer!  It's soooo much easier now, but I digress.  This paper mache project is a great way to create something that's sturdy enough for jewelry and light enough to keep your lobes in tact!  Plus, you can paint them any way you want.  Heck, use images, too!  I used my Gel Press for the funky patterns which lent to the unpredictable nature of each earring.  Go nuts with recycled materials, my crafty friends, and always
Make Your Mark! 
Perfect for putting in an envelope and sending to a friend!
Define the shapes with a cosmetic sponge and some black paint!

5 or 6 sheets of newspaper and your painted page on top
Watch how to make them here OR
Watch the video on my YouTube channel here:  https://youtu.be/brqy2FXAeUQ
Everything I used for this project
Awesome Gel Press Products: https://amzn.to/364hn95 Americana Acrylics: https://amzn.to/2UFQwgQ Triple Thick Gloss Glaze: https://amzn.to/2UIrD4e My favorite hole punch: https://amzn.to/2TCG34P Learn to make paste here: https://youtu.be/3mkrHgiYXG8 MY AMAZON STORE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/markmontano
Ready to assemble
Feeling like a trip to Miami about now!
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