I have been trying so many glitter techniques lately and having a blast doing so! And, have you watched Craft Wars yet on TLC on Tuesday nights? They’ve had glitter everywhere – especially this week.
In just a few short months I’ve discovered so many ways to use glitter. Sometimes, an idea just hits me while perusing my stash of Stampington magazines to where I wonder if i could replace a certain product with glitter. That’s what happened last week.
I usually bookmark ideas with tons of sticky notes for future reference and I came across an article in the Apr/May 2010 The Stamper’s Sampler titled “Beautiful Brayering” I had bookmarked to try some day. So, I read the article again and I’m wondering, “can I replace the brayered ink with a transparent glitter?”
Not everyone understands the use of transparent glitter – it took me awhile before I understood it – and being a visual person myself, I wanted to share this project with you. The basics are: If you want your background to show through the transparent glitter, use a clear adhesive. If you want to block your background out to get the full color effect of the transparent glitter, block out your background with a dries-white glue. For the effect I wanted to achieve I actually used a Xyron Creative Station.
I used an old book page on this card that I inked, embossed and glittered with transparent glitter – cool isn’t? You can still see the ink colors and the print on the book page!
Hop over to the Art Glitter blog for complete instructions and give this a try! It’s really a lot of fun and gives such a wonderful muted effect. Happy Glittering!
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Beautiful card! What a neat distinction on the glitter.
Thanks! It was an interesting technique to try.
This card is even better in person! Great technique!
Thank you, Robin!