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Experiments in homemade glitter paste

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.

The leftover paste and the finer glitter

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: Scrapbook Boutique I was inspired by the tree in the snow picture.   Simon says stamp Monday challenge:

Add A Little Sparkle

Recycled and second hand materials used in this project: both glitters, sequins, beads, card for frame layers, rhinestones.

6 Comments

  • Lorraine A

    Gorgeous card 🙂 I love how you made your own glitter paste! the sparkle on this is fabulous! The die cut design and shaker are beautiful too. Very pretty 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

  • Ann

    What a great experiment – and so successful! Love your take on the mood board at Scrapbook Boutique – you’ve captured the snowy white effect so well with this delicate mix of white and glitter. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique:)

  • Angela

    congratulations on venturing in to Blogland! you’ve done well! a beautiful card and it fits perfectly with our moodboard this month! Thank you for joining in and sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique x

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