Sunday, 24 March 2013

This 'n that

It was freezing yesterday so a perfect excuse to stay in and play.  I'm not usually into glitter but saw this interesting technique on Create & Craft a few days ago and thought I'd give it a go.  You need double sided sticky paper, stencils and glitter.  Briefly, cut out a piece of double sided sticky paper the same size as your stencil, attach it to some fairly strong card.  Pull off the top backing to the sticky paper and attach the stencil. Pour over your choice of glitter to fill the empty spaces.  Brush off all the glitter (fiddly!).  Then pull off the stencil and pour your second colour choice on the spaces now showing that were covered by the stencil.

Here's my first go....


Just in case you're wondering, the stencil is a "distressed " diamond so not all the diamonds are complete.  It isn't that the glitter has missed.

I love this one....


Moonlight through the trees....

Finally, I've also got a bit of a PaperArtsy thing going at the moment.  There are some very good technique videos by Leandra on YouTube and even if you aren't using the PA products, you can still pick up some useful stuff.  

This tag was made using the bump technique (see video), one of the Lynn Perella stamps, Fresco paints, PA crackly tissue (which apparently is now out of production so hang on to your stocks!), gold UTEE and some hand dyed hessian ribbon as well as other stuff from my stash.


11 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

Super looking tag....
I must have been watching C&C at the same time as you too....love your second sample with the tree's, looks very atmospheric.

sam21ski said...

Great results from your stencils and glitter, love the tree one.

Fab tag too, the bumping technique is great isn't it.

Sam xxx

Gina said...

Really love the trees and moonlight image Carol. I'm always impressed with the artwork you post but don't often comment because I really haven't a clue how it is achieved... it's like a foreign language to me!!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love your tag and the glittered backgrounds. I must say, the trees look spectacular!

Netty said...

oooh you are having fun and with great results. Hugs Annette x

butterfly said...

Wow - glitter bling! Love the trees - amazing, and the LP tag looks gorgeous with all that gilding...
Alison x

Sid said...

Especially love your tag !!

Karin said...

Looks like you've had a bit of fun with your glitter. The tree looks fab.
I love your gorgeous tag.

Heather said...

You've made glitter look really tasteful - I love the moonlit trees and the tag is lovely too.

Annie said...

Oh, these are wonderful... especially the trees, of course. But both test pieces are fab! Tag beauty!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your glitter technique here. Your treescape is stunning! Beautiful art! xxoo