I found this place mat at the dollar tree many years ago and took it apart. I had not done anything with the parts until today. I sure wish I bought more then one and been keeping my eyes out for another one but havent found them as of yet.
These are the "beads" I took off of them. With the holes pre drilled how cool is that?
The white ones have already been gessoed. I used a tooth pick and stuck it on a piece of recycleed Styrofoam to dry.
I then painted it pink and used the stazon ink and a dollar letter set I got from Michaels or AC Moore to write out Marlos name on the back
I found a hello kitty color picture and I colored it with bic markers... the permanent alcohol ones and cut it out.
I used mod podge and glued it down to the bead.
I added a bling to the hair bow. I used glossy accent to covered the whole bead. I once again used the tooth pick and styrofoam drying method but this time I did not put it up and down or it would have dripped. I put it on the side of the styrofoam. I thread ribbon thru it. I used a beading needle and it made the job sure simple to do.
I made a matching card from a color page too go with it. I found an art set from target and included that. I found a hello kitty tin box to put it in. I thought that was super cool.
Their family had gone to Boston and brought me back these souvenirs for me. Well the mailed the post card.
|My Singapore tuxedo kitty!|