"Cause I Flippin Can" ... I'm obsessed!These sunglasses are so flippin' awesome!
...If you're taken by the look, but not so much by the price tag... You Flippin CAN make it yourself!
|left top and bottom: www.annakarinkarlsson.com - collage by moi|
Thanks yet, again to Readers.com for giving me the opportunity to have the coolest readers in town! (and a special thanks to Krista who made it possible!)
Cause I Flippin Can - DIY reader glasses - supplies:
* Tamara readers in animal print silver/black
(I looked at several other cat-eye glasses, but you need a thicker frame for this DIY: these are perfect... meow!)
* Black polymer clay
* multiple roses silicone mold
* Superglue (check on the label that is suitable for plastic)
* Gloss Glaze
* Red nail polish
* Masking tape, Double sided tape, ruler, X-ACTO Knife
Cause I Flippin Can - DIY reader glasses - the how-to // tutorial:
|Fill all the cavities of the mold with the black polymer clay.|
To get an even level finish in the back, use the X-Acto knife.
|I backed two batches (10 minutes in the oven) |
leaving the roses inside the mold while backing,
since these roses are really detailed and couldn't pop these out
without compromising the petals.
|Protect, protect, protect!|
Use masking tape on the edges of the lenses to protect them from the next
possible messy steps!
|Rehearsal time: place some double sided tape on the frame, |
so you can pick the roses you like the best, and play with different arrangements.
|This is the "bouquet" that I selected: |
6 out of 13 roses which I placed in symmetrical way on the frame
|Now, remove the roses and use superglue to |
place them in the order they will be applied onto the frames.
|Apply a coat of glaze on the roses using a small paintbrush.|
LET DRY! (another couple of hours...)
|Measure and place masking tape on the outer side of the sidepieces.|
|Use the red nail polish to paint the top part of the frame,|
and the sidepieces (make sure that the tape is well sticked so no nail polish will go underneath)
And apply another coat.
|...and LET DRY ... AGAIN!|
(I let them dry overnight to be better safe than sorry!)
I used a tall glass jar to place my glasses in, so they wouldn't touch any surfaces while getting ready.
Aren't these just So Flippin' Perfect?
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