Try This: Wooden Gems
Today's tutorial will set you back a couple of bucks and ten minutes, and in the end, you'll have a handful of little gemstones ready for whatever projects your imagination can scheme up. Read on for the easy step-by-step and few ideas for how to put these little beauties to use.
MATERIALS: wooden rectangles, pencil, fine tip paint brush, craft paints in colors of your choosing, black, and white
ONE: Begin by sketching the facet lines as shown. They don't have to be perfect.
TWO: Mix up six shades of the color of your choosing using black and white paint. Just remember that the black paint goes further when mixed than the white.
THREE: Use the fine tip brush to carefully paint inside your sketched facet lines. Start with the mid-tone in the middle, and the lightest shade all the way to the left. Work your way around as shown. I painted my edges and the back in the mid-tone as well.
Try out some other colors and use them in all sorts of ways...jewelry, keychains, napkin rings. I could see these making all kinds of great little details for a shower. How would you put them to use?