The images, Christmas LL3009 and Holly Swirls LG 731 (two of my absolute favorites) are pasted on acetate. The swirl is made with the pearlescent paste and the Christmas with the silver. The Christmas is then placed directly onto a beautiful paper from Reminisce (last year's Christmas line) with all sorts of white glitter patterns on a white background.
On the other hand, the holly had a little more to it. Working on the back with Art Glitter Dries Clear and the fine point tip, I echoed the gorgeous curves in the stencil. I enhanced them with a deep purple Art Institute Glitter. I then waited until it set up a little before making another echo with the glue and putting a medium purple Art Glitter on. After that set, I filled in the blanks with a light purple Art Glitter. When I mentioned I let it set up a little, I don't mean that I actually let it completely dry. I just didn't want the glue to migrate at all, so just a few minutes betweeen layers. Finally, I let it dry overnight. Then I set it on top with a couple of Glue Dots and added a ribbon. The actual colors of the purple are a reddish lilac. This detail shot is close to the right color.
The two lightest purples are transparent glitters, which allow the glitter on the paper to sparkle through. I only wish that the photos did it justice. The whole thing just sparkles in any light. Of course, different light shows the purples off differently, as you can see by this outdoor shot.
I hope you enjoyed this one, as I really loved making it.