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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Under The Sea With Art Glitter
I have a cute, little summery card to post today. I used my new "Triple Glitter" technique on this one. I started with a Dreamweaver Seahorse Stencil LM 181. I soaped up the back, as seen on the Double Glitter technique video. I then placed that soapy side on the double sided adhesive paper. I used one small Want 2 Scrap rhinesone in the eye. I used Dazzler D55 Queen's Robe over the center of the stencil. I rubbed it in with my finger and brushed off the excess. I chose one side of the seahorse to place the Ultrafine Opaque Fuschia #15 and the other to use Ultrafine Opaque Royale #30. I put the color inside the wells, close to one side. I then pushed them all into the center. Finally, I put Terra Blue 510 Microfine Opaque on the stencil and pushed it off into the wells to make the edges look sharper. Then, I brushed all of the excess off and carefully removed the paper from the stencil. I then covered the background with Ultrafine Transparent 85 Crystal. I followed the exact same proceedure with the other seahorse. The difference? I soaped the other side of the stencil and flipped it.
For the background, I can say that there isn't much that works better with glitter than rhinestones. In this case, I used the Want 2 Scrap Build your own bling set. I placed three pieces on the carstock. I then went into the pieces and around the outside with my Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. I sprinkled it with Blue Hawaii 233 Ultrafine Opaque. In the next round, I just followed the line of the rhinestones and filled it with Ultrafine Opaque Royale #30. The final layer was done with the Blue Hawaii again.
See, a cute and simple card. Get inspired and make one of your own!
I live with my husband and my very spoiled collie in Michigan. I enjoy scrapbooking because I feel like it is both a way to preserve memories and create art. I love being on the Dreamweaver Design Team because I can explore techniques using these exquisite stencils and work with a group of wonderful teammates. I previously enjoyed working on the sparkling teams of both Art Glitter and Connie Crystals. I have also served on the Globecraft Memories Design Team, and completely addicted to their 3D Enamel Gels. I appeared in the Dec/Jan 2011 edition of The Stampers Sampler, The 2011 Catch Up Issue. and the April 2011 Stamp & Scrap Arts.