A while ago, I took a square sheet of paper and my watercolors. For some strange reason, I started to splatter the paint on the paper, creating a unique look. The inspiration for this pendant came when I found that paper again. First, I wanted to make a lot of squares like that and cut out the shapes needed for the pendant, but then I thought why don't splatter it on the pendant immediately! If you are looking for a reason to make a mess with paint, I'd recommend you keep reading :)

I'm really happy with how these pendants turned out and making them was so much fun! I hope you like it as well :D

Step 1: Materials

To make splattered paint pendants (and to protect your desk), you will need the following:

  • clear drying glue
  • water
  • watercolours
  • brush
  • A4 paper, I started with three sheets, but added a fourth later.
  • thick paper
  • a round object the size you want your pendant to be
  • sharp object to make a hole, you could also use a nail and a hammer
  • a pencil
  • a pencil sharpener as shown in step 8
  • jump rings
  • a necklace
after you do this, you should take the paper that you splattered on and frame it, cause it looks kinda cool with the one circle in the middle unpainted. I dunno, maybe I'm just weird.
<p>Well, I didn't use that piece of paper, but before making this pendant I experimented with the technique and that piece <em>is </em>actually framed and hanging on my wall ; )</p>
<p>Wow! That's fantastic! I love the way you make them look so unique! Thanks for sharing! :D </p>
<p>Thank you so much!! </p>
<p>These are really cute, what a clever idea! I got a 1&quot; gasket punch for making Mrballeng's Duct Tape Quick Dots </p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Quick-Dots/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Quick-Do...</a></p><p>and I could also use it for this! It would save a lot of scissor work. Don't ask me why, but here in the UK they call it a &quot;wad punch&quot;</p>
<p>Thank you! That wuold be the perfect size to make these!</p>
<p>This is soooo cool and original, the splattered effect on this pendant is a astounding idea. Voted! :-)</p>
<p>Thank you :D </p>
<p>Love the splatters... Looking so cool :)</p>
<p>Thank you!!</p>
Wow! These are so cute! It looks awesome. But instead of using so much paper, you could have just used a piece of cardboard and stick pieces of TP to it within a mixture of glue and water. This makes it rock hard. Just remember to make the hole before the coating. While coating, remember to go around the hole because it's practically impossible to do it later.
<p>Thank you! Thanks for the suggestion :) I personally prefer paper, since it's easier to cut in the right shape. Also, when using paper with the thickness that I used, 8 layers is all you need :) </p>
<p>Wat een productiviteit de laatste tijd! ;)</p>
<p>Wat kan ik ook anders met een sieradenwedstrijd gaande :) </p>
<p>Gelijk heb je, deze wedstrijd is op je lijf geschreven ;) Go for it!</p>
Wow.. what a beautiful pendant. Great Idea Emily :). The paper used for protecting your desk must be looking like a modern art. Any thought to reuse it.
<p>Thanks Tarun! It is indeed. I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but I still have them :) Maybe I should wait for that Cuttlebug to arrive first :D </p>
Excellent thought :D
<p>You must be very very happy these days :). Good to know :)</p>
<p>Soooo cute! this is definiately on my to-do list :)</p>
<p>Thanks Muhaiminah! I'm sure you'll enjoy making :) </p>
<p>Oh I loooove these pendants!!! I think the fact that Jackson Pollock is one of my favorite painters says it all :D</p>
<p>Thank you Linda!! Splattering paint is sooo much fun to do! But the desk protection is absolutely needed :) </p>

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