Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Key To Glittering on Stencils....

ART GLITTER AND DREAMWEAVER STENCILS ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!

Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).


*For the month of June Art Glitter is selling 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 (regular price $7.32)! Get the details HERE!


The key to glittering is ...



Hi there! Linda here again with another glittery post for Art Glitter, using Dreamweaver Stencils and the double-glitter technique. The more I play with the stuff the more I like it.



My friend Laura, who is also a member of this Art Glitter Design Team, and I were chatting one night about Kc’s (also a design team member here) card she posted here and I thought the masking was amazing. Laura replied she thought Kc was the queen of masking. Thus, my personal challenge began to improve my double-glitter technique. I must admit, patience and practice do lead to improvement and that was the key for me.



Here’s what I used:

Dreamweaver Stencil Heart Lock LG672

Art Glitter Sticky Paper

Dreamweaver Handmade Hawaiian Soap (DHHS

Monarch Microfine Opaque, 501

Martian Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, 369

Glade Microfine Transparent, 718

Navy Ultrafine Opaque, 27

Aged Gold Microfine Opaque, 517

Fawn Microfine Transparent, 728 

Cardstock

Adhesive

Brayer

Post-it Notes



I started with Dreamweaver Stencil LG672, Heart Lock. After soaping the back with Dreamweaver Handmade Hawaiian Soap (DHHS) and brushing off the little crumbs I placed the stencil soap-side down onto Art Glitter Sticky Paper. Then I got out my stack of Post-it Notes for masking. Repositionable tape can be used for masking as well but I find I always have a supply of Post-it Notes handy. I placed the Post-it Notes over areas I wanted to protect from other colors of glitter.



When all open areas were protected except the one I wanted to glitter, I sprinkled on the glitter (Monarch Microfine Opaque, 501). I tapped off the excess and made sure to brush loose glitter off of  the masks before removing them from the stencil. (bits of glitter will fall into unprotected areas if left on the notes).



I continued  the masking process until I had all my colors down – trust me, this gets easier with practice. The vine is done with Martian Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, 369 and the key hole uses Glade Microfine Transparent, 718.



The top portion of this stencil is finished off with Navy Ultrafine Opaque, 27 the I used Aged Gold Microfine Opaque, 517 for the key. Then I brushed away all excess glitter and flipped the stencil over so it was on the clean table and I was looking at the backing paper. I gently lifted the paper off the stencil to prevent the stencil from bending. This is a very important step.  If the stencil bends it makes it more difficult to reuse for this and other techniques.

I ended up with a nice stenciled design and a white sticky back. I filled in the back by water falling a contrasting glitter, Fawn Microfine Transparent, 728  over the entire piece.

I then trimmed and mounted my design onto cardstock to create a card.


Hop on over to my blog to catch another double-glitter/stencil design http://linda-neff.com
Happy glittering!  Linda









3 comments:

  1. Linda, what a fabulous job you did with the Double Glitter technique! Love the colors of glitter that you chose for this. It's been so fun to play with your team this month!

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