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Today I am gonna show you these bookends that I made using Unique Laser Designs. They turned out pretty cool-I hope that you think so too!
First I made sure I knew where the 2 palm trees and chest were going to touch on the bookends. Then I had an idea where the leaves of the trees could touch the top part of the bookends.
I made a stencil for my island. I free handedly cut an island. Then I took out a good bit of paste. I wanted this to be a distinct island. But this isn't a white beaches island ;) So I mixed 2 drops of So Saffron Stampin' Up Reinker and mixed it really well. That is what gave the color of the sand. (In the picture there are 2 reinkers but I just used the one.) I spreaded the paste on thick. On the other side I put another island but much smaller for the other palm tree. I placed the trees and chest in their respective spots. For the palm trees I put some of the gel medium on the edges that touched the vertical part of the bookend. Then I went to bed so the paste would dry completely. For the pirate ship I put the gel medium on the bottom and placed it in the "ocean."
Here's another look at the finished bookends.
Look! The really do work!