Use this quick and easy guide to designing and adding clear pebbles to your craft projects. They make a great addition to a scrapbook page or picture frame, and you can use them to create eclectic jewelry or magnets.
Clear Pebbles: Epoxy, Plastic, Glass
- Flat Marbles or Glass Glob: This is glass and usually found in the stain glass, mosaic or floral department of a craft store. There are two sizes and a variety of colors available.
- Pebbles: This is the plastic or epoxy version of glass and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some pebbles are pre-done and packaged for your convenience with images or letters underneath. Some pebbles are self-adhesive.
- Adhesive: A glue that dries clear should be used or a clear liquid laminate.
Step by Step
- Place a glass or plastic marble over the photo, word, letter or embellishment you want to accentuate and lightly trace around it with a pencil. Cut the item to size and erase any pencil marks.
- Apply a small dot of clear drying glue to the flat side of the marble. Firmly press the marble down onto the photo, word or embellishment. Hold for 30-60 seconds to make sure you have an even bond or you can clamp or weigh down with a heavy book.
- Dry for a few hours and then adhere to your scrapbook page, collage or card.
- Option B: You can also skip the tracing and just glue down the globs and trim away excess when glue is completely dry.
- Use with specialty alphabets or letters from computer fonts or rub-ons
- Use aged newspaper or magazine text.
- Cover mini stamped images or mini photos.
- Cover a dried or pressed flower or leaf.
- Mix and match sizes.
- Embellish bookmarks, refrigerator magnets or thumbtacks.
- Another option is to use clear buttons, you’ll not get the magnifying effect, but it’s a cool unique look.
- Use to create some funky keepsake jewelry.
- Add to a flowerpot, wrapped guest soap, small gift tag, or gift box.
- Make some refrigerator magnets.
- Flat pebbles make great borders or border patterns.
- Ink or sponge the backside of clear pebble to add color and interest.