I have this group of friends who partake in this thing online called Novelty Brooch Friday. Every Friday they wear these super cute brooches that are either very kitschy, very large or just plain weird. When I was trying to come up with my project for this week, the image of their brooches kept popping up in my head. So after a bit of browsing in the Silhouette Design Store I came up with the above combination.
I used four different Silhouette brand products to achieve a complex look that was also very sturdy.
The base piece and the main frame are made from Chipboard. I used the Oval Picture Frame file and the Offset tool in Silhouette Studio to create a thicker base for the whole brooch. After using the offset tool I duplicated the design three times, so I had four of the same thing on my screen. Two of them I left be, but the third and fourth one I ungrouped and then deleted the middle oval. I took the fourth piece is pulled it off to the side for later use. I then proceeded to cut the other three shapes out of Chipboard.
The background piece is cut from Adhesive Washi Sheets. Specifically the cute blue polka dotted part. I used that fourth frame file that I set aside for this piece. After cutting it out I just stuck it right onto the chipboard backing!
The final piece to this brooch puzzle was the original Oval Picture Frame File, unaltered, that was cut from Printable Silver Foil. I attached this piece to one of the chipboard frames I cut out earlier. I then glued all of the chipboard pieces into a stack making sure the one with the washi tape was on the bottom, the blank one was in the middle and the one with the silver frame was on top.
After everything was dry I glued a pin back to the back, kinda close to the top. Then I coated the entire thing in a waterproof sealant so it can be worn out and about with no worries. The sealant actually gave the silver foil a nice aged look that I feel complimented the entire piece perfectly.
The best part about this brooch is it didn’t take too much time to make, plus there are loads of different silhouettes available in the shop, so I can make one for each and every one of my novelty brooch loving friends!!