How to Relics & Artifacts Jewelry Display

Create this fabulous shabby chic jewelry display with Lexi Grenzer, featuring Relics & Artifacts Ostensorium & Digital Art!

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How to Relics & Artifacts Jewelry Display
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Grab the face of your Ostensorium, and equal parts Apoxie Sculpt. These balls are roughly 3/4", and I make sure they look roughly the same size.

Grab the face of your Ostensorium, and equal parts Apoxie Sculpt. These balls are roughly 3/4", and I make sure they look roughly the same size.

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Mash the two equal parts of clay together very well, ensure there is no marbling. You want one consistent color

Mash the two equal parts of clay together very well, ensure there is no marbling. You want one consistent color

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Protect your work surface by doing the rest of the steps on a craft sheet or piece of parchment paper taped down. Cut off a small piece of your prepped clay and roll into a worm. Mine is 4" long.

Protect your work surface by doing the rest of the steps on a craft sheet or piece of parchment paper taped down. Cut off a small piece of your prepped clay and roll into a worm. Mine is 4" long.

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Smash the worm into a flat'ish shape. Hint, it's a good thing if the flat piece has waves & ripples, as the petals of a flower are imperfect.

Smash the worm into a flat'ish shape. Hint, it's a good thing if the flat piece has waves & ripples, as the petals of a flower are imperfect.

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At one end, begin to roll your clay into the center of your rosebud. As you are rolling it, attempt to make sure  the bud stays lower than the outer petals.

At one end, begin to roll your clay into the center of your rosebud. As you are rolling it, attempt to make sure the bud stays lower than the outer petals.

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If you do not like how your rose looks, simply start over. The clay has about a 40 minute working period. However if it's very warm climate, you could have closer to 20 minutes.

If you do not like how your rose looks, simply start over. The clay has about a 40 minute working period. However if it's very warm climate, you could have closer to 20 minutes.

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Press the rose to your Ostensorium and blend the base of the flower onto the wood surface and smooth it out as you go. Reshape the petals and continue to making more.

Press the rose to your Ostensorium and blend the base of the flower onto the wood surface and smooth it out as you go. Reshape the petals and continue to making more.

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Add in little leaves...using your sculpting tool or a toothpick, create impressions and veins in the leaf and flowers.

Add in little leaves...using your sculpting tool or a toothpick, create impressions and veins in the leaf and flowers.

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Add more little floral like designs. These are simply different sized mini balls, pressed flat or stacking onto each other. With an awl like tool, create little holes for look and design interest.

Add more little floral like designs. These are simply different sized mini balls, pressed flat or stacking onto each other. With an awl like tool, create little holes for look and design interest.

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Once done, allow this piece to dry fully. From start to finish this took me about 20 minutes and about 60 minutes to harden enough to paint.

Once done, allow this piece to dry fully. From start to finish this took me about 20 minutes and about 60 minutes to harden enough to paint.

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While the other pieces are drying, begin painting the other pieces with your chosen chalk paint color.

While the other pieces are drying, begin painting the other pieces with your chosen chalk paint color.

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Let these dry fully, flip and paint all around.

Let these dry fully, flip and paint all around.

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With a Relics & Artifacts digital image, I printed a size to match the back piece of the Ostensorium.

With a Relics & Artifacts digital image, I printed a size to match the back piece of the Ostensorium.

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I then crinkled the image in my hand to create an even more vintage quality to the paper.

I then crinkled the image in my hand to create an even more vintage quality to the paper.

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With Ranger's Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo and a Blending Tool, I ran a smudge of ink over the raised wrinkled areas.

With Ranger's Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo and a Blending Tool, I ran a smudge of ink over the raised wrinkled areas.

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Should look a bit like this...

Should look a bit like this...

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Decoupage the image down, using Ranger Distress Collage Medium in Vintage. This adhesive has a wonderful antique quality, further aging your image as you adhere it to the back of the Ostensorium.

Decoupage the image down, using Ranger Distress Collage Medium in Vintage. This adhesive has a wonderful antique quality, further aging your image as you adhere it to the back of the Ostensorium.

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Grab your drill and bit size of 5/64 and drill as many holes as you like for your earrings to hang from.

Grab your drill and bit size of 5/64 and drill as many holes as you like for your earrings to hang from.

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Apply the off-white chalk paint color to the apoxie flowers with a fine tip brush.

Apply the off-white chalk paint color to the apoxie flowers with a fine tip brush.

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While the off-white paint is out, smudge and rub a bit of the paint onto your vintage image. I just find it offers good visual interest to your image, further aging it. I used a piece of paper towel.

While the off-white paint is out, smudge and rub a bit of the paint onto your vintage image. I just find it offers good visual interest to your image, further aging it. I used a piece of paper towel.

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Using wood glue, applied with a toothpick to the inner edge of the back piece, begin to assemble the shadowbox of the Ostensorium.

Using wood glue, applied with a toothpick to the inner edge of the back piece, begin to assemble the shadowbox of the Ostensorium.

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While the shadowbox is drying (at least 30 minutes), begin to age the face of your Ostensorium with dark furniture wax. I'm using Annie Sloan's wax, however there are plenty of craft stains too.

While the shadowbox is drying (at least 30 minutes), begin to age the face of your Ostensorium with dark furniture wax. I'm using Annie Sloan's wax, however there are plenty of craft stains too.

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Apply in and around all of your details. Ensure that you really get the wax deep down in those details.

Apply in and around all of your details. Ensure that you really get the wax deep down in those details.

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Once applied, remove with a rag, until you reach your desired look. Hint, start with very little wax, apply in small areas, wipe away excess as you go. Easier to control this way

Once applied, remove with a rag, until you reach your desired look. Hint, start with very little wax, apply in small areas, wipe away excess as you go. Easier to control this way

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With your finger, apply small amounts of metallic paint (with your finger) to further age and enhance the piece.

With your finger, apply small amounts of metallic paint (with your finger) to further age and enhance the piece.

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Add your bling...

Add your bling...

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And Voile'! You have a fabulous jewelry display!

And Voile'! You have a fabulous jewelry display!

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