Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boo-Make it Glitter Please


 Yesterday when Silhouette Library released this little ghostie pattern by Digi Pink Designs, I grabbed it I have all the others in my collection.  I wanted gold glitter paper for the "BOO!" and did not have any, so I decided to see how the DecoArt "Glamour Dust" would do, I used the Gold Glitz and mixed 4 parts of the DecoArt to 1 part Twinkling H2Os and I used Gold Dust and painted an entire sheet of 8.5X11" - 80lb cardstock.  I let it dry and was really happy with the outcome, then the big test was to see how my Cameo handled it.  Liberty did beautifully, no pulling or snagging anywhere.  Because the glitter is infused into the Medium when it dries it does not flake off at all, I wanted a subtle glitz and this worked fine for me, if you wanted a more obvious sparkle you could use another coat or more until you were happy with the results.  It takes it about 35 to 40mins to dry completely.  Photo corners are Cuttlebug dies.
 My camera did not want to pick up the glitter so I had to angle it and then it blurred but I think you can see that it has plenty of sparkle there.
The other thing I like about this is you can write on the paper.  The first boo was done with a Sharpie Ultra fine point marker, the second a ball point pen, 3rd another ball point pen, 4th a micro pen. I definitely like how the sharpie did on this.  If you have a nice supply of H20s your color choices are only limited by your supply.  I also got a bottle of "Champagne" but have not really tried it yet, will let you know when I do.

Have a smooth Wednesday, hugs


6 comments:

Tine said...

Cameras are notoriously bad at picking up all the sparkle and shine we lavish onto our projects. Glad you found a good way to give your cards the necessary pizazz with your cutter. A lovely Halloween card.
Tine (Addie24)

doodlingdebbie said...

What a nice way to make sheets of glitter paper. I always cut out the images, paint them with Modge Pod and sprinkle with glitter. This is a all in one process and we would get nice glitter scraps after the cutting.Way to go Sandi! Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

Margie said...

Sandi, you know all the tricks! I love those ghosts...I can't help but call them "sperm ghosts" in my head! LOL!!! Sorry....

Mrs. Miles said...

It IS difficult to get a good pic of glitter - Sandi, I try to get out in the sun, though at this time of the year that can be rare too.

Love your card!

Blessings,
Barb

Pinky Papercraft said...

Very creative.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a fun card....hugs