Tuesday, December 31, 2013

3D Art With Glitter

Create framed artwork to add to your décor.  Dress things up for the holidays or add a special touch to an every day room just by adding a little sparkle of glitter.  Change it for the seasons and enjoy a new look year round!

Supplies Needed:
 Glitters- http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Rartglitter.html
     Christmas Red Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Saddlebag Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Lemon Drop Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
     Fire Engine Red Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Cavalado Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
     Florida Orange Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Tools and Other Art Glitter Supplies-http://www.artglitter.com/retail/rtools.htm
     Metal Tip
  Designer Dries Clear Glue-http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Radhesives.htm
Also Needed:  Picture Frame, White Card Stock, Card Stock to Match Theme for Background, Favorite Spray Ink, Embossing Folder and Die Cut Machine for embossing background (optional) 

Begin by spraying a piece of card stock that is a little smaller than your picture frame using your favorite spray ink and allow it to dry.  

 Trace or draw a picture onto the paper. 
 Use the metal tip to start outlining the small areas.  Add extra detail by using different colors in the same  section. 

Flood larger areas in glue and cover them with glitter.  Allow them to dry completely.   
Once the entire piece is dry, place it in a frame.  You can create a background for it by adding an embossed piece of card stock to finish off the look.
No matter if it's a holiday or every day, a 3-D piece of artwork set on a table or hung on the wall adds a lot to the look of a room.  Create a theme or individual pieces.  It's all up to you so add new life to your décor and use some Art Glitter to dress it up!  Start creating now and give your house a new shine with the beginning of a new year!  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Joy Ornament

Joy Ornament

I had fun this month playing with some new glitters that I got and I think the
colors are simply elegant.

pattern paper
Step one select chipboard background and letters. Add pattern paper of your choice to background

Next add the gorgeous glitter to your letters
adhere to background add twine and your done.
I love the little jingle bells and I think that #136 Chromosphere is my new favorite!

Be sure to check out all the other ART Glitter designers and
have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My Blog: zippity-do-dah-tabitha.blogspot.com


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Card

Merry Christmas!!
Heather's Project is a Christmas Card.  She has also included some other Christmas items for you to enjoy below.
Items used

Heather used a piece of green, red and pink Core'dinations cardstock.  She embossed the pink piece with a spellbinders die and sizzix embossing folder. The Red piece was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  It measure 4.25" by 5.5".  The green piece measures 9.5" by 6".  Score at 4.75".  She decided not use the green label,  changed her mind :0)..that happens sometimes :0).

Edges were inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo.   Heather sanded the raised area of the red mat and pink scallop circle.She tied some Candycane baker's twine around the red mat.  She used red sticky tape to adhere it to the card base.
Using the fine tip applicator and Art Glitter Designer glue, she followed the raised pattern on the red mat.  She didn't want solid lines, so she lifted here and there.
Using the Art Glitter Designer glue, she adhered the jumbo moss green leaves to the back of her pink piece, she also applied some pop dots to the pink piece and holly die cut.
Using the fine tip applicator and designer glue, she followed around the outside and veins of the die cut leaves.  She also added the glue to the jumbo leaves.
IHeather added Pink Cadillac glitter to the red mat piece and holly berries of the die cut.  The Cavalado glitter was used on all the leaves.  Just Peachy glitter was used on the edges of the white flowers. Heather also added a "Christmas" text box that she created in GIMP.  She added the Just Peachy glitter to the edges of it as well, and applied it to the card using pop dots.
Heather hopes you enjoyed her tutorial today, and she has a couple other Christmas Goodies for you to enjoy!

Christmas Bulb
Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip were used to add the dots of glue to the center of my ribbon and  #73 Platinum Art Glitter was applied.  The bulb was fill with #183 Blue Angel Art Glitter.  The bulbs were bought at her local Michael's store.
Here is a look at the back.

The glitter bulb is SUPER EASY PEASY to make!!  She even did a basic tutorial, showing you how to make the basic glitter bulb.  You can find in on her Youtube channel here.  You can watch how she makes the basic bulb on the video below.

A few more tags and Ornaments
You can get all the details on the items she  used on her blog post here.
You can get all the details on the items she used on her blog post here.
You can get all the details on the items she used on her blog post here.

 Vintage Mitten Collage sheet Beautified with Glitter to give it a Retro Vintage Feel

You can get all the details on the items she used on her blog post here.
 Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects using Art Glitter on her blog.

All of us here at Art Glitter wish you and your Families a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Monday, December 23, 2013


Metal Christmas Ornament- this one is from Hobby Lobby
Spray adhesive
Spray Sealer
Begin with a pre-made metal ornament.  This one was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It is a $1.99 ornament that can become something special with just a little effort.

Remove the attached hanger ( it will be replaced with a pretty ribbon).  Spray adhesive over the entire ornament then add glitter.

After applying glitter use a spray sealer or Mod Podge to ensure that the glitter stays on the ornament and doesn't flake off. 
Just add a matching ribbon and hang on the tree. 
Thanks for stopping by to see my creations.
Missie Todd



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sleigh Ride

Art Glitter 346 Chunky Transparent Winter White Glitter
Art Glitter D63 Nuts Slices
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Floral Picks Michaels
Steel Heart Sled or sled with runners
Plastic Ornaments Walmart
This year Clare really wanted a touch of nostalgia for her holiday curb appeal and she added some sparkle and shine with Art Glitter.  Clare thinks that Art Glitter is a great way to add sparkle and shine to outdoor decorations that have limited light on a dark winters night!   She started with an old pair of skates, picked up for cheap shopping garage sales over the summer.
To add some sparkle to the skate blades, Clare used Art Glitter D63 Nuts Slices.  Clare thinks the Slices are a perfect way to mimic the way ice forms on the window panes (see image below found here).

 The sled was found at a local craft sale, but you could use an old sled with runners!  Clare then embellished some plain pine and berry floral picks from Michaels.   She used Art Glitter 346 Chunky Transparent Warm White Glitter on the pine cones and the berries.  

To fill in the sled, Clare filled an old basket with shatter proof plastic ornaments, an old scarf and a Christmas garland wrapped around the bottom of the floral picks.  A bow on the front and Clare finished the sled.  A quick and beautiful project.  

Clare loves to use a  project like this is to cover her cords from the view from the street.  

You can find more of Clare's work at her blog Cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

All Things That Sparkle and Shine


Peg has been making various types of ornaments for years.  She has found that they are a great addition to her family's tree and make wonderful gifts.  This year she created these beautiful glittered ornaments using Art Glitter. 
Supplies Needed:

  Glitter from Art Glitter- The more ornaments you create the more glitter colors you will need.
Fire Engine Red Ultrafine Opaque Glitter-http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Rartglitter.html
Challis Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter-http://www.artglitter.com/retail/Rartglitter.html
Also Needed:
  Glass or Plastic Ornaments
  A bottle of rubbing alcohol
   Floor Cleaner-NOTE:  It must have the word "FINISH" on it (Pledge or Mop & Glo work best)
Begin by removing the metal tops from the ornaments and pouring some rubbing alcohol into them.  Slowly turn the ornament around making sure to not create any bubbles and to cover every part of the ornament to get it well cleaned.  Pour the alcohol into a separate container to use for additional ornaments.  

 Pour some of the floor cleaner into the ornament and slowly move around making sure to cover the entire area including the opening.  Pour the cleaner into another container to use later.  You can also pour it back into the bottle.
Pour the glitter into the ornament through a funnel.  Slowly turn the ornament around to cover all of it.  You can add more glitter if needed to get it covered.  

Turn the ornament upside down and all the glitter to fall out.  Make sure that all of the loose glitter is removed.  

Allow the ornaments to dry upside down for a day.  You can turn an empty egg carton upside down and cut the very bottom out of it and place the neck of the ornament through the hole to hold it while it dries. 
 Once the ornament has dried, place the top back onto the ornament and then slide the wire hanger back in.  This will prevent the hanger from scratching the glitter off. 
Create a bow and glue it onto the neck of the ornament.  

 Add a little shine to the holidays with these gorgeous ornaments using Art Glitter.  Hang them on your own tree or give them as gifts.  They will bring joy year after year to everyone.

 Happy Holidays Everyone!