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Creating Curious Badges

Creating Curious Badges:

I've been playing with the idea of "flair" for quite a while but it wasn't until I was visiting my son in California that the idea finally consumed me. Yep, I take my sketchbook with me wherever I go - and I usually don't pull it out. But for my trip to visit my son, with gorgeous warm breezes wafting through his large patio door... oh, I had an urge to draw.


Today, I took an opportunity to play with one of the badges from Collage Badges No.1. Digging through papers and doodads, having a ball.

The very talented, Laura Himm, had shared with me her badge construction from Curious Badges No.2 and so she inspired me to carve out the time to create my own.

Laura's badge blew me away! Using some papers and paints and lovely bits she'd gotten from Tinsel Trading company she created a small bit of heaven to pin on her lapel.


And so I started painting and gluing and sanding...

This is Digi 010, which I used as the background for the top decorative blanks. For the bottoms I covered in InkaGold and then scratched and antiqued for an aged look.

The little leaves were bits I've had for ages - I think their from Cousins Bead Co. 

Tiny antique silver frame is from the new Curious Itty Bitty Frames.

The fancy scissors are purely props - I tried to cut with them but they hurt like heck. My scissors of choice are Cutter Bee scissors from EK Success.

And ta da!


So much fun to create these little art snacks to wear! I'd dearly love to see what you've created with the new Curious Badges or any of the Amazing Alterables™!


  • Post author
    Gale Blair