Here's the charm that accompanies the little gift card posted below. Actual size of the glass is 1-1/2" square, so it's smaller than shown here. I used the same Copic markers that are pictured in the post directly beneath this one. To get the scalloped edge on the solder, I used a scalloped-edge copper tape--a simple way to add a decorative touch.
I am working on another soldering tutorial, but for now, let me direct you to this one of Ellen's. Mish has also done one recently. My purpose tonight isn't to explain all of the basics about soldering, but simple to show you how to get a three-dimensional look if you are already experimenting with soldering. (I've previously done a tutorial on the three-glass layers here.)
See how five of the blossoms are raised? to get that effect, I used three layers of 1-1/2" square glass rather than two layers. The sandwich is as follows:
- upside down patterned paper (liner)
- main focal image (right-side up)
- a few cut-out, raised accents
I used just a tiny dab of adhesive to make sure the added blooms stayed lined up on top of their counterparts underneath, then I taped, fluxed, and soldered as usual. Using that extra layer of glass is a simple twist that makes a really neat look! If you are looking for soldering supplies, you'll find pretty much anything you can think of here. Thanks for visiting!