Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Picture Perfect Glitter

This post is about frames and glitter. I wanted to share with you more than one way to glitter a frame. I am going to show you four different options when it comes to glittering your framed masterpieces.

All four methods are super simple. I am going to walk you through the first three, and explain the last one the best I can.


The traditional glittered frame. 

Products used:
#70 Moondust, Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Picture Frame

Simple. Using the paintbrush spread Designer Dries Clear onto the top of the frame (take out the glass while doing this).

Pour on glitter of choice, totally digging #70 Moondust!



Glittering the Mat. 

Products Used:
#97 Nirvana Ultrafine Transparent
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Picture Frame (with Mat)

Remove the mat. Brush on Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Pour on Glitter.

Be sure to dust off all excess glitter before you put it in the frame, so you get the minimum of glitter on the glass. Then put mat in frame with photo.

And complete.


Glittering the Edges.

Products Used:
#30 Royale Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Frame with wide edges
Painter's Tape

Tape the front of the frame. Paint the outside edges of the frame with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. I recommend doing one side at a time. Pour on glitter. Shake and dust off.



Glittering Behind the Image.

Products Used:
#624 Chocolatta Fine Vintage Class Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Piece of paper cut to fit the inside of the frame
(and a frame too)

Trace around your image onto the piece of paper where you would like it to be inside where the mat would be. (Sorry I don't have pictures of these steps!) Remove image and brush Designer Dries Clear from the line out (to where the mat would hit (or further if you want to be safe).  Sprinkle on the glitter. Adhere the image to the paper. Fit in frame.

Be sure to dust off the glitter. I did not do so in this one, and you can see that some of the glitter is having its own little party on the back side of the glass.

I hope you can find a way to incorporate one of these fun ways to glitter up some frames in your own home. For another fun glitter project, be sure to stop on over to my blog, one.heart.scrapper. today!