Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Glitter & Glue New Oceans Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a tutorial to share with you using some of my favorite products--Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks and  3D M-Bossabilities.  

The background has several layers of inks, gesso, glue, and glitter and I am so happy with how it turned out. I started out by added a few different colors of ink directly on to the folder and then to soften the colors and add another element of texture I dry brushed gesso over the entire piece.

Once the gesso was dry (it only takes a couple of minutes to dry) then I used a makeup sponge to lightly apply Scrap Happy Sheer Glue from The Rubber Cafe around the outer edges and worked my way in towards the center but I didn't cover the entire piece.


Next comes the fun part!  One of the things I love about the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue is that even once the glue is dry it still remains tacky and it works perfectly for a light application of glitter.  

Before I added the glitter I sprinkled some Gilded Mica Fragments and then I added the You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights.  The You're So Fine Glitter is an ultra light glitter and it is very easy to work with--just rub it in with your fingers--easy peasy!  Look at all the glittery goodness!

I used  F-648 New Oceans stamp from The Rubber Cafe for the sentiment and I fussy cut it in to blocks and then I filled a Circles One-Bronze  bezel with some Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, shells, You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights and Pearl Jellie Dots.   

I had a lot of creative fun making this card and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
For more detailed instructions and more project photos, please visit Heidi's blog

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe F-648 New Oceans
Paper:  DiscountCardstock.com Simply Smooth Ivory, Kraft, Frosted Teal
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versa Magic Aloe Vera, Turquoise Gem, Wheat, Sahara Sand, Memento Rich Cocoa, Inkblushers
Dies:  Spellbinders Creative Arts™ S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics AS6-002 
5 x 7 Matting Basics BE3D-001 Shell Beauty 3D M-BossabilitiesMB2-001 Circles One-Bronze (Bezel)
Accessories:  The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Sheer GlueYou're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights, Pearl Jellie DotsStick "EM" Up Tool, Gilded Mica FragmentsReally Reasonable Ribbon 1.5 Champagne NettingTrue Hemp 4mm Hemp Twisted Rope; 3D Foam Squares; White Acrylic Gesso, Sponge Brush, Makeup Sponge


Creative Mayhem said...

What a great tutorial! I love how you used the glue and gave it that extra sparkle. The jellie dots and in the bezel are so pretty too. Excellent job!

Victoria Freze said...

wow, Heidi! this is absolutely gorgeous! love the detailed background and its colors. thanks for the idea!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love that it sparkles! :)