How To Make a Glittered ID Badge


Kathy Cano-Murillo

, a.k.a. The Crafty Chica, says it takes a lot to get her fired up about politics. But Arizona's new immigration has this Phoenician particularly hot and bothered. Instead of making a pinata in the likeness of one of our government leaders (also a good idea), Cano-Murillo made herself an ID.
"I frequent Ranch Market, the Mexican craft store and even the carnicerias," she says. "My `clothes or shoes,' among other features, might get mistaken for me being here illegally. I thought if I had to be prepared with an ID to show, it might as well be a glittery one to get to the point!"
(directions for making the ID after the jump)

"I used Photoshop to lighten my ID, erased my personal info and then added the words `SOY AMERICANA' (I am an American). I attached it to a wood base trimmed in glitter.

"After I posted it [on Facebook] I recieved a lot of positive feedback from people all over the country, from different backgrounds saying they wanted to make an artful ID badge too. Crafts are how I process my frustration.

"I feel like I don't have to say anything about how I stand on the topic, this badge says it for me!"

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