Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Postcard Art 2 - Scrabble Charms

Today's postcard art is one that is SOOOO much fun!

You can create a charm using ANY image you desire ~ You could use the whole postcard or just a partial image. I'm using Scrabble tiles for this particular example but you could of course use checkers, poker chips, and more. Virtually any game piece that has a flat side is good to go.

Let's do it!

Postcard Art II

Scrabble Charms

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Printed Postcard Images (or collage images)

Scrabble Tiles

Glossy Accents

Rotary Tool

Tiny Drill Bit

Foil Tape (copper, gold, silver, etc)

Sandpaper (optional)

Bone Folder


Jump Rings


1. Apply a small dab of Glossy Accents to the Scrabble tile.

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2. Place the image onto the tile and smoosh it around till you have the desired area framed on the tile.

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Let them dry...

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3. Trim the excess paper off and sand the edges if needed.

4. Apply the foil tape around the edge of the tile. The excess foil should be folded over onto the back of the tile. Burnish each side and the back with a bone folder to ensure good contact and smooth out any imperfections.

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This image shows the foil tape from all edges...

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5. Using the rotary tool & the small bit, drill a hole in where desired. You could of course move this step up to the top but I like to drill the hole after the image has been applied. I like to make sure I don't drill through and important part of the image.

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6. Apply a layer of Glossy Accents to the charm and let dry.

(I'll share a photo of the finished charms tomorrow)

7. Add a jump ring and your charm is ready to be used!

I hope you're enjoying these fun projects using postcard art...

I forgot to mention that I am adding bits from each of these projects

~ biggie brads, page pebbles, Scrabble tiles & foil tape so far ~

that I will be giving away on Sunday 9-20!

All you have to do to be entered is post on any of the Postcard Art threads.

That's it! I'll draw a winner at random (using random.org) Sunday afternoon!

So, if you'd like a chance to win,

be sure and post away!

Good Luck Friends!!


  1. woo hoo!!! i am so happy to have come across your blog! how inspirational :)
    you have such wonderful ideas-thanks for sharing and i cannot wait to see more!!!

    have a great night!


  2. Hi Roni...another cute project..and ideas on how to use my saved images...I need to ask tho...were the images printed on regular copy paper again? ty for sharing...and a chance. Enjoy! Cher

  3. Great idea, as usual:) Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...all these cool ideas...you make everything so easy and you are an incredible teacher...giving good clear explanations and step by step instructions. Keep it up!

  5. Most excellent! I'm so glad I found your blog - great ideas! :-)

  6. I really love the idea or making my accents - a lot more room for creativity and getting just what I want for my project. These have all been great ideas and I'm going to try them (as soon as I get some glossy accents). I especially loved the way the skull ones turned out! Thanks for your great ideas and keeping us inspired to try new things.

  7. Your pictures are great and your directions are so easy to follow! Thank you, your blog totally rocks.

  8. Are you kidding, I have been looking for the instruction on how this is done! Thank you Thank you!

  9. I have been wanting to make these for awhile now... your instructions seem sooo much easier than others I have seen!!Thanks for sharing...but do show the final results...you prommmmissed! hehehe

  10. Once again very cool ideas!

  11. we just had a new baby in our family and I have already taken a picture of her cute baby toes so I am going to make tiles from your tutorial. Again you rock.

  12. I love Scrabble charms and this is an excellent idea (as usual) for them! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These are absolutely gorgeous! I so want to have a go! We never play scrabble anyways! LOL! You're projects are so inspiring! Hugs, Rowena

  14. these are way too cool!!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh Roni,
    I will totally be doing this project!


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!