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Monday, March 4, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Glitzy Glue

Wow! Technique Tuesday came around fast at Sparkle N Sprinkle! I hope you had a good weekend. I named this technique Glitzy Glue because you use a lot of glue and as you can see it is very glitzy. I loved this technique and ended up making a lot of backgrounds with it.

Supplies needed:
  1. Brushable Glue 540
  2. water spritzer
  3. stipple brush
  4. black glossy card stock
  5. 3 colors of pigment powder paints
  6. glitter ( I used Autumn Medley G1013 )
  7. heat tool
  8. plastic or metal plate or pan for glue
  9. spray sealer
Squeeze about a quarter size puddle of glue onto plate and spritz it with water to make it soupier.

Take the stipple brush and start pouncing the glue all over the glossy black card stock.

Add your first color of pigment powder paint over the glue. I poured it straight from the bottle, tapping gently. Be careful not to pour out a bunch in one spot. You may want to dip a paintbrush into the powder and flick off the powder.

Do this with the other 2 colors of powder paints.

I wanted to add a little more sparkle so I sprinkled on some glitter at the end.

Now this is the tricky part! WARNING! Make sure you heat this piece from the bottom! My friend, Bren, and I found out the hard way. We had powder flying everywhere! LOL! Heat this from the bottom using your heat tool and heat until you see the glue bubble. Then start heating from the top. There will still be some powder flying, but not too much. You can see that the glue gives a neat shimmery texture with the powder paints. Of course the glitter added that special touch! You will definitely have to use a spray sealer to seal your work.

I hope you have as much fun as I did making these backgrounds. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Other Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Fancy Butterfly 3546-437G
  2. Fiery Fushia glitter G1004
  3. Mirror Gold card stock 99570
  4. Sakura glue pen 99202


Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow! That looks like a fun technique.

Anne Temple said...

This is amazing looking! Definitely want to try this one.

Donna Ellis said...

This looks FUN! I wanna play. Is the sealer for the mica powders? (I notice you called them powder paints - are they really powder paints, or mica powders?) You always come up with wonderful ideas, April. Thanks for a great tutorial, which has been pinned, of course LOL hugs, de

Lavinia Dow said...

what a great technique.i love it

Brenda said...

Looks like a bright beautiful jewel! Fabulous!

April said...

Yes, these are mica powder paints.

Sue said...

April, your background is wonderful, love the colors and sparkle. The butterfly looks great against it. The flowers and swirls are beautiful.


E. Marie said...

The color and shimmer on this background came out so lovely, along with the great texture. Great technique and card.

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