For the paint, pick colors you like and get ready to make necklace pendants that are out of this world! (Pun intended. Sorry haha)
Step 1: Gather Materials
1) leather scraps
2) paint (black, a few darker colors, a few lighter colors, and white (or white paint pen). Optional :glitter paint, metallic paint)
I used a white paint pen because it's easier to make dots with but if you already have white paint you can use that! Paint pen not pictured above but it's a fine point craft smart paint pen
3) painters tape
4) glue on bails (I used the one pictured that has 6 pieces. It's from Michaels)
5) paint brush
6) paper towels
7) zip lock bag (sandwich size or larger)
9) work surface that can get paint on it. I used a lid to large plastic storage container (it's underside)
Step 2: Cut Leather Shapes
Step 3: Tape Shapes to Surface
If you don't want an edge then you can take small piece of tape and roll it and place under the pendant.
Step 4: Paint Pendants Black
Step 5: Start Painting Dark Colors
Try to keep it random but somewhat clustered so it looks like nebulas not sponge painting
Step 6: Paint With Next Darkest Color
Step 7: Paint First Lighter Color
Step 8: Paint Rest of the Light Colors
I dabbed on my gold and pink with a paint brush then used plastic bag to pat the paint. This made it more random looking and less like sponge painting.
Step 9: Glitter Paint Time (optional)
Step 10: White Dot Time
Step 11: Remove Tape
The last picture is of my pile of painters tape because I thought it looked cool haha
Step 12: Glue Bails on
Using the glue in this way makes the glue bond better and stronger!
Step 13: Ta Dahhhhh!!
If you used the same bails as I did you will need a jump ring and necklace chain to create a necklace. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish these necklaces yet. Either chain or rope. For chain you can use a smaller jump ring. If you want to make a rope necklace you'll need a larger jump ring that can fit around the rope.
Hope you liked the Instructable!