Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mysterious and Magical October

Are you ready to be spooked, mystified and magically transported to the land of Halloween and holidays? Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things Mysterious and Magical through the month of October. Our guest "engineer" is Miss Eerie herself, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very bumpy ride...

Okay, okay....I DO realize that this was supposed to be the month of spooky creations, but I was experimenting with a new technique and I loved it.  How could I not show you this card?

 I used the new LL3036 Great Pumpkin Stencil and the LM 295 Autumn Stencil.  First, I did the Double Glitter Technique using Handmade Hawaiian Coconut Soap, a large stencil brush, and Double Sided Mounting Paper.  I used Art Glitter for the whole project.  For the Autumn stencil, I used Microfine Opaque Glitter in Monarch.  The Microfine Glitter made the word appear crisp.  When I removed it and applied Ultrafine Transparent Crystal Glitter, I was finished with the word.
 The "new" technique was used with the pumpkin.  I also used the Double Glitter Technique on this one.  I used a much larger glitter first--Dazzlers in Peppa and Clover Leaf.  Before removing the stencil, I added Ultrafine Opaque Glitter in Copper Canyon and Jungle.  Then, I used Microfine in Monarch and Bavarian Forest.  I removed the stencil and added the Crystal Glitter to the background.  Then, I replaced the stencil and pasted it with Translucent Embossing Paste.  I needed the Removable Tape and the Palette Knife for this.  While the paste was still wet, I tossed a little Transparent Ultrafine Glitter in Melone and Ensalada on it.
What makes the new technique interesting?  Layers of colors and depth.  If you have lots of glitter and a little time, you should give it a try.  It is addicting.

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  1. Wow Laura, amazing results with all those layers!

  2. What a great technique! I think I will need to give it a try! Thank you for sharing it. Beautiful card!

  3. So elegant today Laura! Love the process and that ribbon is to die for! Thanks for your lovely work today.

  4. Beautiful pumpkin Laura! I'll bet it's even more amazing in person!