Saturday, November 12, 2011
Make your own glittered shapes
I've been buying lots of glittered paper for a couple of projects. I have found many different types and each has advantages and disadvantages. Many people are reluctant to cut glittered paper in their electronic machines but I have had good luck with any type of paper that has the glittered embedded in the manufacturing process. I don't cut glittered paper in the machine if I can rub the glitter off with my hand.
One alternative to cutting glittered paper in your machine is to simply cut the shape you want from regular cardstock and then turn it into a glittered shape. I like to do this with Versamark ink and embossing powder. Different combinations of paper, ink and embossing powder will give different results. The main thing to be careful about is to avoid overheating the embossed shape.
You can turn the most basic white cardstock into something special with a little embossing magic. If you'd like to see the step-by-step photos and directions, please click HERE to visit the post I made last year.
Another way to add glitter to a shape is to run the cut image through a Xyron machine (if it is a word be sure to do it so the adhesive will be on the top) and then add some fine glitter. If you burnish it into the adhesive it should be pretty stable. If you just want to add straight lines of glitter, you can use Scor-Tape and add the glitter. A very old post that shows this method is HERE (and I still have not gotten around to buying the large sheet of Scor-Tape or red liner adhesive to try glittering a larger and more intricate shape).
Thank you for the prayers and good wishes for my Dad. MizMaryAnn mentioned sending cards for him - what a nice thought. If you have the time or have a spare card on hand that would be lovely. I don't want to post his address here, but if you'd like to send a birthday card (his birthday is on the 17th) or a "feel better - thinking of you" card he'd probably enjoy getting more mail than usual. You can email me at email@example.com for the address. Cards with tractors, covered bridges or cows would be great or anything with a funny, punny sort of humor (you know - the ones that are "as old as Moses' toes and twice as corny!").
I hope you have a nice weekend. I hope to share some of my glittered paper projects tomorrow. I took a spill down some stairs on Thursday and hit my head, elbow and toe pretty hard. It started to hurt a lot more on Friday so I had to take things pretty slow.
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