I find that the more time that goes by in my life, the more I love simplicity.
I think that's why I love this project so much....it's a simple look and a very simple process!
I used the "recipe" that Jo at Smilemonster's used for her faux silver hearts (which turned out unbelievably gorgeous, by the way).
The first part of the process is quick and easy.... mix up the salt dough, which is:
one cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water.
*When I do this project again, I will probably half this mixture, since it made a LOT more dough than I needed.
I fashioned my "charms" by hand and used a pencil to make the holes for hanging. I put them on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and baked them on my oven's lowest setting, which was 170 degrees, for about twenty minutes to get them on their way to drying. I took them out and let them dry for another 24 hours. Waiting for them to harden is the most difficult part of the process!
The next step was sanding. I used a fine grain to smooth over the whole charm. Then I painted then with a bronze metallic acryllic.
The result was a charm that looks almost like an old, hammered metal!
I attached them to some sheer brown ribbon and hung them from an olive oil bottle and a spaghetti sauce jar (upcycling at its best!).
So uncomplicated. Transparent.
Simple, cheap "style."
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