Glitter Accents Tutorial

Do you like playing with glitter? I love using it in my project and today I'd like to show you how I use it in my cards on small and big areas. Here's what you will need to work with your picture. Glue pen, paintbrush, antistatic pillow, glitter...
...and your coloured image. I used picture Ballet Fairy by Aurora Wings
First I started with some white gel pen and added a bit of accent on the flower petals and a dress. 
 Next I picked my darkest glitter (charoite) to add on the petals. First I use my antistatic pillow on the picture to get glitter off easily. After applying glitter I use paintbrush to brush any extra glitter off or to remove some if I think there's a bit too much in some spots.
 Next I added few tiny spots of kunzite. Same way: antistatic -> glue pen -> glitter -> paintbrush.
Next I added few more spots of purple sapphire. I applied glue in stroke motions on the dress and covered it with crystal fine glitter. I also covered her shoes with it.
Now the wings. You can use a different type of glue here like Glossy Accents, though I prefer to stick to my favourite glue pen. I carefully covered wings with glue and generously applied glitter on top. I also put a thick plastic bag on top and pressed glitter onto the paper.
 Here's what I got. I'll show couple closer pictures so you can see the sparkle.

Now my picture is ready to be made into a card. I decided to make a clean card and only add some glitter on both sides of my card base. I adhered double sided tape on both sides.
 Next I put some darker glitter in the middle.
And lighter on the top and bottom of the sticky lines. 
 I again put a plastic bag on top and massaged glitter into the tape. You can also run it through your cutting machine, but I didn't find it necessary.
My card base is ready. All I have to do is attach my sparkly picture.
You'll find my finished card HERE.
Have a great weekend! Thank you for visiting!

1 comment

  1. Great tutorial, Lilia! I never thought about using a plastic bag to work the glitter onto the tape - thanks for sharing. Beautiful card, too.


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