When I was at the stamp show in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho last month I took a class from Mary Jo McGraw and she used a new to me “beadnique”. Imagine that! So simple too! Got 3-D Zots? Julie Imsland does! I borrowed hers to show you what the box looks like.
All you need to do to be successful with this technique is stick the Zots on something,( in this case I used flowers) and put the sticky dot in the centers. Once in place just smush micro beads into the Zot and tap off the excess, viola!
Both of the flowers above were done using stamps from Outlines.
This next example was made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cut with fabric and the plastic packaging that the die came in. Following the tutorial from Laura Denison’s Following the Paper Trail YouTube video I glued the fabric to the plastic and let the glue dry. Then I heated the plastic until it was soft enough to mold. A 3-D Zot in the center finishes it off quite nicely. Besides the obviously cool design look, I love that they resemble those old time jelly candies with the little crunchy colored dots on the outside that my grandma used to keep in her candy jar. Does anyone know what they were called?
Another fun thing about the Zots is that they stay gooey underneath so you can poke them and they squish a little. It’s a tactile thing, I just can’t help myself. Ü