Saturday, 11 July 2015

How to make your own enamel dots?

Hello there, hope you are having a lovely day? where ever you are in the world, today I'm bring you tutorial of a little experiment, that I've been trying out over the past few days. 

I love the enamel dots look, but can't really afford them quite yet, so I set about seeing if I could create something similar to enamel dots but are a little cheaper.

First you will need craft sheet or baking sheet which are  available in most discount stores for as little as £1 in the UK, and some docrafts Anita's 3D gloss gel or even glossy accents should work the same. 

Squeeze the bottle slightly and make little droplets of  gems to the size you require, this could be big or tiny little ones. 
(If you appear to have some air bubbles just pop them with cocktail stick whilst it's still wet)

Once you have enough, you now have to leave them to dry and this can take about four hours but I recommend you leave them overnight.

The next day they should be perfectly hard by now, so you now it's time colour them and I used Spectrum noir Alcohol markers to colour these. I found they took the colour so well and dried so quickly. If you have Ebrush you could use that as well to achieve the same look.

As you can see the dots are just as shiny as the enamel dots, the only difference is that it's costed you a lot less then buying them. One small bottle of Anita's 3D gloss gel will make many hundreds of these enamel dots, so its certainly good value for your money.

Shown on A4 white paper so you can see what they look like, they have that soft look that would suit any card you wanted to make.

Store them in container or box to keep them in perfect condition, I've left some clear so when I've created a card, they can be coloured to suit the theme. You could even use them clear on your cards to look like dewdrops or raindrops. When adding them to your card just pop a little glue on the back and there you go..

I hope you this tutorial is of some interest to you and it's made you want to create some enamel dots too.


(Just click on the highlighted link below and you will be taken straight there)

Anita's 3D Gloss Gel  available at Cutting edge crafts
Craft sheet or baking sheet - available at most discount stores.

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  1. Wow! What a genius idea and so cost effective. I was thinking to speed up the drying process you could pop them in the airing cupboard. Think I shall have a go at these tomorrow and dry them in the conservatory it gets super hot in their around mid morning. I will let you know how I get on, thanks so much for sharing. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

    1. Aw thank Tracy, I been trying for sometime to think of something that I could make to look like enamel dots, Hope it works out well for you and let me know how you get on. Good idea about the airing cupboard and conservatory, wish I'd thought of that.

      Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

  2. Nothing like making your own EDs. They are cheaper and, more important, you can get them to match the colours on your project...perfectly! Thanks for sharing.
    hugs, Asha

    1. I's the best of both worlds creating your own EDs, Thank you for your kind words and support, it means world to me.

      Big Hugs
      Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

  3. A great idea. I must try and do some myself. hugs Linda x

    1. Aw thanks Linny, do let me know how you get on with the EDs too?

      Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x


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