Saturday, June 2, 2012

Double Glitter with KC

Hey All! KC Here....

Welcome to the Art Glitter/Dreamweaver Stencil Cross promotion month. We have paired up with this wonderful company to show you how our glitter can be used with these beautiful and detailed stencils. All of our designers will be using the Double Glitter Technique! Make sure and check out Dreamweaver Designers every Thursday!

You can find all their designers at http://dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/

Make sure and play along all month with this fun challenge. Make sure and LINK to the Dreamweaver site to be eligible for 1 of 4 prize packages featuring stencils and glitter! You may even get your creation featured on Art Glitters Blog!

Hope everyone will play along with this fun challenge. If you don't know how to do the Double Glitter Technique please head over to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foyo09lKpw4 to see Lynell Harlow demonstrate.

Also for the month of June Art Glitter is selling all 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 regular price $7.32! Hope even if you don't play along with the challenge you will take advantage of the great price of glitter in June! http://artglitter.com/

This was my first attempt at the Double Glitter Technique. I read the instructions and watched the video and could wait to give it a whirl.




I used: Dreamweaver Stencil #LJ 886 Fireworks
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Glitters: # 324 - Country Red & #157 - Purple Lame (Link:
Art Glitter Ultrafine Pearlescent #179 - Tang
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent #85 - Crystal
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

I started by soaping the back of the stencil and sticking the stencil to the sticky paper. (soaped side down) Then I used my tape roller to attach the sticky paper to a piece of cardstock for stability. I wanted the fireworks to pop in different colors, so I used painter's tape and scraps of paper to mask off the area that I did not want to glitter - leaving one of the fire bursts showing.



I covered this exposed area with Country Red Ultra Fine Opaque Glitter.



After tapping it gently into the stencil, I tapped off all the excess glitter to reveal my first firework burst. Piece of cake!

I repeated this process for each of the fire bursts. Once the two red ones were done, I didn't worry too much about masking over them when I did the gold (Tang) or white (Crystal) because the sticky paper was no longer exposed and I knew the glitter would not stick in those areas.





Once all the fireworks had been completed, I carefully removed the stencil and covered the exposed sticky paper with Purple Lame Ultra Fine Opaque Glitter.




After shaking all of the excess glitter, this was my results:

I was happy with the clarity of the design, but I really wanted the red to pop more. The Red & Blue were both deep colors and both opaque glitters, so there wasn't enough contrast to allow the red to stand out, so I decided to add a little more dimension. I used Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and a fine tip to trace over the red fireworks and then added more red glitter.



I finished the card by attaching the glittered design to layered silver and red metallic card stock. A glittering Red White & Blue card for the 4th of July!



Please visit my blog for more double-glitter fun!!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, KC! Makes me anxious for 4th of July fireworks. Such great sparkle!

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  2. KC great card, you did a fabulous job. I love it when our team gets together with another team. It is always so inspiring.

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  3. KC...this is stunning! I am headed to your blog to learn more!

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  4. Beautiful, sparkly fireworks KC! You did a wonderful job using multiple colors. Glitter and stencils, it's like they were made for each other!

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  5. Great, great, great job KC!!! This is a beautiful project!!!

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