i had to touch up the caulk on some tiles in my bathroom and decided to attempt some decoden with the leftover caulk!
i was inspired by crafty chica's decoden tutorial which is sort of already a spin on actual decoden which is a japanese thing used to decorate phone cases & such that often ends up looking a bit frou-frou (google search it if you don't know what i'm talking about, it's pretty hardcore).
anyway here are the materials i used:
-thing to decorate (obvious). i used a lil hand mirror sephora gave me in thanks for consistently spending way too much money at sephora
-DAP alex plus silicone caulk (it comes in clear also which would probably work too? i used white)
-a whole bunch of charms or cabochons or, yknow, whatever
put the thing on the thing
congrats u did it
this is maybe not the most professional way to do things but i just smooshed it around with my finger until it was kinda even. it does really look like frosting. don't eat it
im just gonna take a moment here to apologize for how much my pictures suck. i need to get a new lens for my SLR so i'm stuck using my iphone right now, and the lighting in my apartment is TERRIBLE. i use those eco friendly shit bulbs which is like good for the environment but bad for taking pictures and also for my eyeballs
ok heres a nice evenish relatively thick layer of stuff
it has to be thick enough to actually put things into it. like press them in a little bit. arrange them how you like. squish em in. yes
ok this is satisfactory
i used this glitter. it's black licorice by martha stewart crafts. it's really really pretty but kind of expensive, i wouldn't have bought it if i didn't have a gift card. whatever u got
put some glitter on it. while the dap is still wet, obviously
ok now shake the excess glitter off and immediately regret that you did this on a paper towel and not a piece of newspaper or something that would more readily allow you to funnel the extra glitter back into the thing. try to do it anyway. make a mess
ok here is how it looks now. let it dry.
now it's dry. use a softish brush to sweep the extra glitter off
now it looks like this