News flash – I have now created a special page where will find all my free printables in one place. You no longer need passwords to access them and I have also put in the YouTube tutorial links showing you how to use most of the free printables. Click here to go to the page. The design you are looking for can be seen on the right.
Free printables are now a regular feature of this craft blog and this week…
…I am pleased to bring you a colorful design depicting the sun, moon and stars.
Free printables are very easy to use (as long as you have access to a printer of course!)
There is usually a YouTube tutorial that shows how I used the images.
However, sometimes I post random images that don’t have a video to go with them so it’s best to subscribe here so you get an email when I’ve posted a new image.
Simple! There is no catch to getting the free printable, the only thing I ask in return is that you watch the video, if there is one, and if you like what I do, perhaps subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel – that’s it! Not a bad deal really😍
Once you have your free printable, you need to print it off on good paper.
But should it be on glossy or matte paper?
Well that depends on how you are going to use your design.
If you intend putting a glass dome over the top using a medium such as Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents, you will need to use a matte finish photographic paper.
As you can see above, using a special medium like Glossy Accents to stick the design to the glass dome is very effective when your design is printed onto matte paper.
But if you like printing onto glossy paper, as I do, what happens if you try to use a wet medium to stick the glass dome on?
The same pendant design on the right was stuck to the glass dome with a special, crystal clear double sided tape designed to be invisible.
In all the years I have been making glass pendants, this is the fastest, easiest, least messy way I have found to fix glass domes in place on my designs for pendants.
When I first decided to experiment with using double sided tape to do this, I had all sorts of disasters. Most double sided tapes have lines in them that you don’t realise are there until you use the tape on something transparent, such as between a glass dome and a design.
Every single ordinary double sided tape I used from the craft store had marks in it.
And then I discovered a company online called SK Tapes and I found the perfect tape to stick the glass domes to my designs.
This tape is made for commercial use for companies making signs and nameplates etc, however, listed in the description on their website, it does also say for use in arts and crafts.
It’s not as straightforward ordering this as it would be if you were ordering, say, on Amazon for example. You can’t just go and make a few clicks to order.
You have to go to their website and go to the products drop-down menu and click through to double-sided tapes (it’s at the top of the menu). Once you are on the double-sided tapes page, click on the one that says, Butt Cut Double-Sided.
On that page is an enquiry button and I sent them a message from there.
When they came back to me, I told them what I wanted, the 25mm one, paid over the phone and they sent it straight out.
It is expensive, but, this is a quality commercial product. Last year, I paid £12.96 for my roll but that included postage and Sales Tax. And it will last me absolutely ages.
USA readers may know of similar products stateside that we don’t have here.
And if you do, please scroll down and leave a comment to let people know what it is called. Or you can leave a comment under the video over on YouTube.
If you want any of the other items I used in my tutorial, such as pendant trays, glass domes, paper punches or ball chains, you can visit my Amazon shops and have a look through the items I have listed on there.
Here are the links to my Amazon shops:
Next week my YouTube tutorial will be showing you how to use the smallest design on the sun, moon and stars free printable to make a dainty little pendant that will appeal to those who prefer smaller, more delicate necklaces.
Come back next week and join me for that. And if you like my free printables, please consider subscribing to this blog and also my YouTube channel. In the future I will be giving free printable designs to my blog subscribers only, so make sure you sign up now so I know who you are.
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Enjoy your sun, moon and stars free printable – and see you next week.