Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring Sparkles

Heather decided she would like to share with you a bit of spring!!  Yes it is still snowing and freezing cold in Michigan, and Heather is already eager for spring!!  So if you live in her neck of the woods or are lucky enough to live somewhere that you don't know the meaning of "snirt"  (the yucky mix of slushy snow and dirt), hopefully you will enjoy her "Spring Sparkles with Beauty" card.
You will need the following:

Here is a close up
Heather has done a youtube tutorial for you to enjoy.

Heather hopes you enjoyed her tutorial, and hopes it adds a little Sparkle to your day!

Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects and Tutorials using Art Glitter on her blog.
and her 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patrick's Day With Art Glitter

Lucky banner for Art Glitter
St Patrick's day theme papers- these were digital printables found HERE
foam adhesive
Die Cut Banner, letters, and flowers

To begin the project Missie used Silhouette Studio to create a printable banner complete with layers and quilled flowers.  The pieces were then cut using the silhouette cameo. 

Cover the letters completely with Art Glitter dries clear adhesive and crystal glitter.

Quill the flowers and use hot glue to keep them in the perfect shape.

Use pop dots to layer the letters onto the banner and attach quilled flowers with hot glue.

Use tulle to string the individual pieces into a banner and adorn the banner with Connie Crystal Crystals.

Want to recreate this banner for yourself?  Missie has provided the Silhouette files for you to download.  Simply use the links below to get them, and be sure to leave a comment here letting Missie know that you will be creating a banner for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by to see my creations.
Missie Todd

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Art Glitter Shamrocks

 Today, I present a trio of shamrocks.  All three were made in almost the same way.  The first has been made into a pin to put on a shirt or to hold back a scarf, as seen here.
 The second does not currently have any backing on it.  My plan is to use it for a scrapbook page.
 The third would be great on a hair pin, which would be easy enough to do.
 Since they were made in basically the same way, I will show you the main tutorial (for the pin) and note the differences.
Art Glitter in Opaque Colors
          Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Hologram 128 Quark
          Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque 48 Emerald
          Art Glitter Microfine 514 Bavarian Forest
          Art Glitter Microfine 508 Silver Moon
     SHAMROCK 2:
          Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Hologram 128 Quark
          Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque 48 Emerald
          Art Glitter Microfine 514 Bavarian Forest
          Art Glitter Microfine 508 Silver Moon
          Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter 611 Antique Silver
     SHAMROCK 3:
          Art Glitter Microfine Opaque 514 Bavarian Forest
          Art Glitter Microfine Opaque 503 Regal Green
          Art Glitter Microfine Opaque 519 Reed
          Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter 614 Jerome Gold
Art Glitter Sticky Paper
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear
Metal Tip
Dreamweaver Stencil PIN and SHAMROCK 2 used LJ 901, SHAMROCK 3 was LJ 863
Large Stencil Brush
Soft Bar Soap
Double Sided Adhesive Paper
Heart Shaped Punch (I used Epiphany Crafts Heart Punch)
Ranger Glossy Accents
Thin Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
Pin Back
Embossing Ink (I used Globecraft Embossing Fluid)
Silver Embossing Powder

1)  Soap the back of the stencil you would like to use.

 2)  Brush off the excess soap "crumbles".
 3)  Peel off the back of the sticky paper.
 4)  Place stencil face down on sticky paper.
 5)  Pour on the Ultrafine Glitter (except on shamrock 3--that is all Microfine due to the thinner spaces.)  Use 1-2 different colors.
 5)  Rub in with your finger.
 6)  Add Microfine Glitter and rub in.
 7)  Brush off excess glitter.  Flip over project and gently peel paper off the stencil.
 8)  Pour background color over exposed paper, rub in, and brush off excess.
 9)  Punch out three hearts from new, glittery background paper.
10)  Cut "stem" from the extra paper.
11)  Use Designer Dries Clear with Metal Tip to adhere the three hearts and the stem into a shamrock.

 12)  When the glue is dry, cover the shamrock with Glossy Accents.
13)  When Glossy Accents are dry, there will be slight cracks in the shamrock.  I am fine with this, as I think of it as "crazing" on the stones.  Place the dried shamrock on one side of the double sided adhesive paper.
 14)  Cut roughly around the shamrock, leaving a border of adhesive paper.
 15)  Remove backing and place on cereal box or chipboard.
 16)  Use Designer Dries Clear to adhere the chipboard to another piece, creating a double thick backing.
 17)  Cut, leaving a small border around the shamrock.
18)  Use Designer Dries Clear to adhere the pin to the back.
 19)  Use Embossing Fluid and Silver Embossing Powder on the back.  Do not heat any more than necessary.

 20)  Roll the border in embossing powder and HEAT GENTLY.  Do NOT overheat!
 21)  If you overheat, the Glossy Accents will bubble.  It looks horrible and cannot be fixed.  Like this one, which I overheated.
 I had to pull this off the double sided adhesive paper.  I replaced it with new hearts.  I pulled the Art Glitter Sticky Paper off the back of the shamrock.  This is what it looked like:
 I thought that was kind of cool, so I put it on the double sided adhesive paper and trimmed around it.
 I dipped the edges in Fine Vintage Glass Glitter.
  And then went over the whole thing with Glossy Accents.
 For the final one, I did the Glossy Accents before I put it all together on the background.  I left a little extra space between the hearts.
 I dipped it into the Jerome Gold Vintage Glass Glitter.
 And then I used the Glossy Accents.
Here is a closeup of the final pin:
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my project(s)!