ampersand bobby pin

Somehow, being married to a graphic designer has turned me into little bit of a type geek. I found this vintage printing block while thrifting and decided to make a bobby pin with the ampersand image. I used a scrabble tile, printed the image by stamping the block into my stamp pad, then pressing on the scrabble tile. You can see that I practiced several times before I did the real deal. It still didn’t come out perfectly, so I used a red pen to help out on some especially rough spots. I glued the scrabble tile onto the bobby pin with E6000 and let it dry. Then I added two coats of DG3 Art Gel, letting it dry in between coats.

supplies for ampersand scrabble tile bobby pin

Once it had dried for a couple of days, it started looking a little orange. I’m not sure if it was the ink pad, the Sharpie or a combination of those and the Art Gel that caused the neon color to sneak in there. It didn’t turn out to be the deep red I thought it would be, but it still looks pretty good. What do you think?

ampersand bobby pin scrabble tile

close up of ampersand bobby pin

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3 Responses to Ampersand {&} Bobby Pin

  1. Lori says:

    I like it a lot, great idea to use a scrabble tile and bobby pin! It’s not too heavy? My daughter wears a lot of bobby pins and might like something like this. That’s why it caught my eye at Overflowing with Creativity. Thanks for a great idea!

  2. It’s a great idea for older girls who don’t want bows! Love it!

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