Using Art Glitter with paint is a fun technique providing a unique background for any layout or project. It’s a simple way to add subtle sparkle and color. The following are some photos of an altered readers digest book in which I used all different kinds of techniques and products. You can view a few photos of the book.
For the inside of the cover I chose to use Art Glitter with paint as well as on my foam letters. What I did to achieve this look is that I started by rolling some paint on the inside cover with a brayer. I then (while the paint was still wet) sprinkled some transparent Art Glitter . . . #273 Cornsilk and #306 Mystery Transparent colors to be exact and then I allowed it to dry.
I also used this same technique for my chipart pendant (can find out more at www.artysfindings.com) that hangs from the side of my book encouraging me to ‘fly’. You’ll notice a subtle shimmer embedded in the paint.
I also used Golden Glow Vintage Glass Glitter and Art Glitter Adhesive Dries Clear for the foam letters to make the word ‘fly’ stand out. I simply painted on some adhesive, covered the letters with the glass glitter and then removed the excess. I love, love the chunky look that glass glitter gives. Such goodness.
My book was all about encouraging things and blessings in my life. It was to remind me that I can achieve my goals, set myself up to succeed and that I have a loving family and friends to support me. So next time your paper needs some sprucing up . . . try this technique . . . adding Art Glitter to wet paint. I think you’ll find it will add some lovely color to your page.