The Cheapskate Experiments

11 May 2011

I’m always on the lookout for cheap alternatives to the usually expensive or unavailable-in-the-Philippines art and craft supplies. I once scoured the innarnets for an alternative to Mod Podge, and this thread was the best one I’ve found so far. Anyway, I found this nice tutorial and with me being the perennial packrat, I actually keep the circles from my hole punchers. But… “Structure Gel”…? I have no idea where to get that.

After poking around the internet a bit, I figured out that Structure gel is like a thick kind of Acrylic Medium. Of course my cheapskate instincts kick in and I started looking for an alternative. Besides, I didn’t have acrylic medium on hand and I wanted to try this project asap. A friend suggested I use white glue and that’s what I did.

So far so good, I guess. I’d still have to finish this with some kind of sealant or varnish because it will disintegrate if it gets wet. I’ll save that for another day.



  1. Very very interesting! I like this. Finished product photos when you’re done? 😀 Clicked to the headband tutorial. Pwede rin s’ya pang thick bangles and barrettes no? And mebbe earrings.

    • actually planning on making these pendants, but yeah.. there’s a lot of possibilities for these 🙂 Thanks!

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