I love the enamel dots that I've seen on so many tutorials lately but I can't find a local shop that stocks them. I know that I could buy them on the internet, but not sure if any UK stockist have them. Even if I did buy them they would cost me a fortune as I would want every colour going. So what's a crafter like me going to do about it. Counterfeit it of course.
I have quite an assortment of paint swatches, you know the ones that they mix to your particular shade, I think I picked up practically every strip going several years ago. I had every intention of using them on my layouts but never did.
So here is how I made my 'enamel dots'
Just in case you can't read the instruction here they are again
1. Punch out different sized dots from paint swatches
2. Place upside down on an embossing mat (mine is a swimming aid )
3. Use appropriate size embossing tools for each dot
4. Place them on a glue dot that is still attached to the backing paper
5. Hold this in place on your cutting board with a little bit of sellotape
6. Cover with a decent quantity of glossy accents
7. Leave to dry
8. Leave on backing sheet till ready to use. (the bigger ones may need another glue dot)
This way I am going to have all the colours I need and all it's cost me is time and effort, a few glue dots and glossy accents.