Hi brave crafters! You’ve ventured onto this brand new blog. I’m still working out how to do it so bear with me! I saw a post about making homemade glitter paste a while ago and have been waiting to have a go. The challenges at Scrapbook Boutique and Simon says stamp made me think now is the time. I wanted to do white for the scrapbook boutique theme but I cheated as it is actually clear over white cardstock. I had Atelier heavy gel gloss medium. It is like acrylic paint with no colour. I mixed coarse and finer grade white glitter into it. The medium looks white but dries clear gloss. I’ve wanted to try this as the medium should hold the glitter better than glue and reduce shedding. I added the glitters till it was a very firm consistency.
I wanted to inlay the paste between diecuts so I cut 3 panels of A2 cardstock and cut 2 with the Altenew doodled lace cover die. I adhered one diecut to the plain panel and spread the paste over it pressing it in and smoothing it over. As the cardstock was thin, this pushed the chunky glitter flat, so maybe thicker cardstock might have been better.
The other die cut piece was glued on top to hide the mess. I decided to put a small shaker window for the sentiment to sit on. The frame was made with MFT circle shaker and frame die from scrap card and a white piece which has a layer of Lindy’s magic moon pearls embossing powder on top. The “celebrate” is from Penny Black. The shaker was filled with white sequins and clear seed beads. I added rhinestones to the flower centers. The glitter is really firm and the surface is pretty smooth like acrylic paint. I am entering this card in the following challenges: I was inspired by the tree in the snow picture. Simon says stamp Monday challenge:
Recycled and second hand materials used in this project: both glitters, sequins, beads, card for frame layers, rhinestones.