10.03.2010

A Simple and Fun Glitter Tech

One of my favorite mediums to work with
is glitter (much to the chagrin of my husband who usually shows up at work with
a glittery forehead when I've brought out the glitter!) :) For my "Thanksgiving
Traditions" layout, I coordinated my glitter colors to add a pop of color among
my black and white photos. My photos of the girls' 1st Thanksgiving had a lot of
distracting colors so I turned them all black and white and used rich, fall
colors in my embellishments and papers. Today, I'm going to share an easy way to
add color and texture to your projects by using glitter.
First, let's take a
peek at my layout using beautiful embellishments and papers from the Artsy Urban
and Independence collections.

Here's a close-up of my title using a rub-on and rhinestone by Melissa
Frances.


The butterfly transparency is from Artsy Urban.

I layered and clustered patterned paper, a border strip, bird transparency,
crochet flower and button.

I used Helmar Zap Dots for the centers of my photos and glitter from Martha
Stewart in garnet, brownstone, lapis and verdelite.

I peeled off the dot from the sheet and turned it over so the sticky side was
down. I took off the protective sheet and then sprinkled the dot liberally with
glitter and shook off the excess.

Because I used my dots in the center of photographs, I did not glitter them in
place but used a plastic lid to catch all the excess glitter especially since I
didn't want the colors mixing. Then, I placed the dot between my
photos.

The end
result is a rich pop of glittery color.

Until next
time,

Jill

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