Fimo experiments Part 2 - let's give it another go on a smaller scale and fuel the stationery addiction in the process. Winning.
What I Used:
Roller / Board
There have been some fab magnetic DIY fimo-type word projects in blog land recently [one of my faves is this], so the project I had of a similar theme was slightly modified in favour of this - fimo letter stamps for stationery toppers. Here's how I made them.
I started by rolling a small round of fimo in to around .5cm thickness:
I then used an old icing nozzle to create my rounds:
...before stamping each round with a letter - pressing fairly firmly and not minding at all about the
If I could offer any tips, it would be that I'd top the board with a sheet of baking paper as this
will make removing the fimo 100% easier. Trying to remove the rolled fimo from the
wooden board altered the 'roundness' and, for one, caused this:
You can easily just make another, but still - learn from my mistakes and make it all a little easier.
Add your fimo pieces to a baking tray and bake in a google average 150 degree oven for 15/20 minutes:
Whilst they're baking, get your stationery supplies ready. I went for paperclips, pins and magnets, which I was going to fix in place with my trusty glue gun [you can read a love letter to my glue gun here]:
Once the fimo had baked and been left to cool, I could get gluing.
A little hot glue and everything could be attached to the backs of the fimo alphabet pieces quickly:
...ready to be used:
Please don't mind my headless friends, no prizes for photoshop on this blog, I'm afraid.
Easy to personalise, mix colours and styles - pretty up your stationery in an hour.
see you next time x