Friday, May 14, 2010

Using Art Glitter With Paint and As a Background by Cheryl Waters

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.



15 comments:

  1. That is such a cool affect. .. thank you for taking me along on your journey!

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  2. I really like these altered journals!

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  3. Cheryl, this is absolutely gorgeous! You are such a talented lady!

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  4. Just gorgeous-Ms Cheryl's artistry seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.

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  6. Wow, beautiful work! There is something special about glitter that just makes you feel good.

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  7. WOW - this is a STUNNING book Cheryl!!!
    LOVE IT!!!
    TracyM #6773

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  8. Oh Cheryl, this is beautiful. So this is a special kind of art glitter that sticks to wet paint? That sounds cool! I don't quite understand how you altered a reader's digest book to do this. I think I see a tutorial coming!!!

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  9. totally awesome my Fiskafriend. I don't use glitter very much but like the idea of adding it to paint. Thanks for the tips/technique.

    Laura B.

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  10. OH! Cheryl, thank you so much for sharing this! It is incredible. I have bought some books to alter but have not started yet. Yours is so gorgeous and now some of my creative wheels are turning....Donna - Fiskateer 6036

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  11. Cheryl, this is absolutely magnificient, it took my breath away!

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  12. Such a great project, especially love the sentiment and the glitter!

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  13. Beautiful Cheryl! I love it.

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  14. I just love your style (and you!). ~Jennifer

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  15. Wow Cheryl! I love your style. Mine is way more ummmm neat maybe? But I do love your work. It looks like you just tossed it all on the page, but I know that you planned it all! TFS

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