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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Glitter, tissue and glue..Oh My!

Here is a very easy but messy technique that produces beautiful results! Materials that you need are Acetate 2 or 3 Re-inkers Tissue paper Diamond Glaze or similar glue Optional but recommended-Disposable Gloves Stamp of your choice Staz-on Glitter 1. (Optional) Stamp your image on your acetate and make sure it is dry before you move to the next step. If you want to stamp your image later...skip to step 2. This is a technique you can do to an entire sheet of acetate or on a piece to do one card. If your going to get might want to do an entire sheet and have extra for another card(s). 2. Flip your image over and put small globes of glue on the back all over the back and spread the glue around until the back is covered. 3. Drop drops of re-inkers on top of the glue. I would not use no more then 2 or 3 colors. You will notice as you drop the ink it will begin to spread out. Putting the drops too close together may or may not produce a color that you want. 4. This is where the gloves come in handy!!! Take your finger and spread the ink around to either cover the entire back or only in areas that you want color. If you are using more than one color, be careful not to make the colors look muddy. You do not have to color the entire back with color. 5. Sprinkle glitter- covering the entire back or in sections that you want- knock anything loose. I chose to cover the entire back. 6. Layer a piece of tissue paper on top and pat down making sure all the tissue becomes "wet" with the glittery colored glue. You want to make sure you press down to get all the bubbles out. 7. Here is the hardest part........WAITING! You have to make sure you let it dry before you use the image on your card or if you skipped step have to make sure it is dry before you turn it over to stamp your image. I made this card for a friend who was a bit under the weather. I choose to cut my image out and mount it on a card. This image is from Impression Obsession-Iris & Tulip Set.
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