Friday, September 9, 2011

Glitter By Number by Clare Dempsey

Have you tried the paint by number technique with your Art Glitter and Art Glitter Sticky paper?  Well, you’re going to want to after you see how easy and beautiful it is!  To use this technique you will need a digital cutters such as a Cricut, Pazzles, KNK or other.  See bottom of the post for a full list of supplies for this project.

Set your machine to cut ONLY through the top layer of the Art Glitter Sticky Paper (portion with Red printing).  For my Cricut I used the blade housing setting of 3 and the machine pressure setting of 3.  Create your design and place the Art Glitter Small Sticky paper on the cutting mat with the red printed portion of the paper on top.  Cut with your machine and remove from mat to apply glitter.
For this card, I used the Cricut French Manor cartridge.  I then peeled off the portion of the design I wanted to start with, working with the darkest color first.

I like to use a pin or a piercing tool to pick up the top layer of the sticky paper.  See photo below.  I poured on my glitter and shook off the excess.  Be careful not to touch the portion of the design that has already been glittered as you work.  If you accidentally touch the glittered portion, you can carefully re-pour the glitter over the area again.  However, this does get more difficult as you add more colors.

You may see as you work that you have missed a detailed portion of your design after you apply the glitter.  Just use your pin or piercing tool to remove this small piece and glitter a second time on the detail.  You can see in this close up, that the center of the “s” in Paris still has paper on it.  I just removed this with a pin and poured the Blue Angel again over the small spot.

Continue peeling off the design color by color and pouring glitter as you go.  I applied my lightest color 86 Angel Dust last. This technique is great for Christmas ornaments, Easter items and any detailed design!

Art Glitter Small Sticky Paper
Art Glitter 185 Varsity Blue Ultrafine Pearlescent glitter (Eiffel Tower)
Art Glitter 295 Ensalada Ultrafine Transparent Glitter (Paris)
Art Glitter 280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque Glitter (Merci)
Art Glitter 183 Blue Angel Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Art Glitter 86 Angel Dust Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Cricut or other digital cutter
Pin or piercing tool
Cricut French Manor Cartridge (optional)

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