I finally have all of my swap items made and am in the process of wrapping them! I am sooooo happy to be done with this. LOL.......I have paper burn out. I really enjoyed making these though and will be making some more items from paper. I had a couple of really great ideas come into my head while I made these of what else I can make with the enameled look. I love when that happens!! Once that creative door in our minds is opened all kinds of great ideas start flowing in! Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing what I have done. Which color do you like best? I really love the blue and the white with red accents. The secret to getting the great "enameled look" is using clear fingernail polish. Add several coats to stiffen the paper! I used two coats first to seal the paper and then painted it with acrylic paint. Then a couple of more coats of the fingernail polish. I then added some sweet fingernail art stickers and two more coats of polish after that. After it is comletely dry add the finishing touch with the black paint to have a few chips! When you do the last step it really is amazing how much these look like enameled pieces.
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