Saturday, April 19, 2014

White on White with Art Glitter

Supply List
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Glue Tip
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent
White Card Stock
White Vellum
Cricut Sweehearts Cartridge
Cricut Damask Décor
Cricut CCR software

One of Clare's all time favorite paper crafting color themes is all white!  It's all about simplicity and texture and there is nothing as elegant!

Here are some tips for working with all white:
1)  Create texture:  use multiple medias such as white card stock, white vellum, ribbon, etc.
2)  Make it pop:  use glitter to highlight areas and make them pop!
3)  Add dimension-use more than one layer by cutting more layers or adding embellishments.

For this card Clare wanted to make a wedding card that was all white for her step sister.  She loves the lacy wedding dress cards, so she decided to make my own. She started with Cricuts Sweetheart Cartridge and  used the card image of the bride.  She added an image from the Cricut Damask Decor and welded it.  She thought the bride needed some head dress, so Clare used another Damask Decor image on her head. 
Clare says you can get this lacy look with any digital cutter, just combine a bride image with a lace image and weld.  Below you can see the two images she combined for her card using the Cricut.  Similar images can be made with a Silhouette, or other cutter.
She backed the cut with plain vellum.  Clare then used the Art Glitter Ultra fine glue tip to high light the vellum and the white paper.  She hoped to achieve the look of re-embroidered lace.  Clare loved the way this turned out!  To finish the head dress, Clare tied a simple bow and glued it to get the look of the veil.  Clare decided to stamp the sentiment inside the card to keep the card look clean.
See more of Clare's work at her blog:  cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Art Glitter Mother's Day Canvas



Vintage Chic Mother's Day Canvas

Heather decided she would like to share with you a Vintage Vintage Chic Inspired Mother's Day Canvas!! You will need the following:
  • Sweet Mommy image
  • Roses paper image
  • gesso
  • blue gelato
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
  • foam brushes
  • folk art brand paints:  Baby Pink, Lipstick Red, Vintage White, Old Ivy, Classic green, Fresh Foliage, Burnt Umber
  • 6 inch square canvas
  • anitque mod podge
  • Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue 
  • Art Glitters: #208 Faunaand #165 Autumn
Step One
Heather used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear glue to adhere her Rose paper to canvas, then applied some gesso.  Next Heather used more Designer glue to add her Sweet Mommy Image.  She ten applied antique mod podge and covered some of the rose paper with a blue gelato (and blended it in to the piece).  She also added some paint to the rose image and leaves.  She added some extra leaves and buds too.
Step Two
Heather painted rosebuds and leaves around her image as well as some brown comma strokes.  She finished painting the rose in the upper left and then covered the whole canvas with mod podge.  Once the mod podge was dry, she added a layer of watered down burnt umber, which you will see below.  She let it set for about 30 Seconds..then wiped it off to give the canvas a vintage look
Step Three
Once the burnt umber paint was dry, Heather used a diamond stencil and old brush to apply designer dries clear glue to different areas of her canvas.  You can see the diamond shaped areas pretty well in the lower left of the image below.  Fauna Glitter was added to the diamond shapes.  Heather used the same brush to more designer dries clear glue to the edges of her canvas, and she then applied Autumn glitter, which is one of her new favorites!!
Heather removed the excess glitter with a soft brush once her glue dried.  She is happy with the over all effect!
Heather hopes you enjoyed her tutorial, and hopes it adds a little Sparkle to your day!

Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects and Tutorials using Art Glitter on her blog.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Art Glitter Accents

Supply List
Art Glitter Green Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Gold Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Tip
Art Glitter 79 Ultrafine Opaque Black Glitter
Art Glitter92 Ultrafine Transparent Bananan Glitter
Graphic 45 Curtain Call Collection paper (sheet music)
Crate Paper Random Collection Victorian paper (chevron)
Teresa Collins Stationary Noted (Notebook Owl paper & saying)
Dew Drop The Robin's Nest
Zva Creative (yellow swirl bling)
Forever in Time Gem Swirls (green swirl bling)
Jolee's BBK Silver Mini Flowers (flowers on chevron Strip)
Liquid Glass
Copic Markers (R27, YR18, 100, G24, G94)
Coffee Filters
Sizzix Susan's Garden Poppy Die
Black Card Stock
Yellow Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Red Card Stock
Ball Stylus
Tweezers
Cricut (Boy Die cut)

One of Clare's all time favorite flowers is a Poppy.  She has been wanting to make a paper poppy forever, and she finally found a Poppy die she wanted by Sizzix.  She cut three of each petal shape using coffee filters, because she wanted to capture the fragility of the Poppy Petal and make it realistic.  Since she used a die, she cut all three layers in one pass.  She then colored the petals with Copics in YR18 Sanguine, R27 Cardinal Red and 100 Black.  Once the petals were dry, Clare used a ball stylus to shape the petals.  For the center of the poppy, she cut the black and yellow pieces and curled them per the instructions (with a tweezer) that came with the Sizzix Susan's Flower Garden Die and then added Bananan Ultrafine Tranparent glitter using the Art Glitter Ultrafine Glue tip and Art Glitter Dries clear glue.  She used the same method to apply Black Ultrafine Opaque Art glitter to the black center die cut pieces. 
For the very center of the flower she layered a Robin's Nest Dew Drop over the Art Glitter Bananan using the Liquid Glass between the dew drop and the glitter.  This is such a fabulous sparkly look!  On top of the dew drop, Clare used the Art Glitter Ultra Fine tip to add a fine detail of black Art Glitter. 
For the teeny tiny bling flowers on the rhinestone bling, Clare used a few grains from the Art Glitter Gala Glitz, Gold Gala Glitz for the green flower center, and Green Gala Glitz for the yellow flower center.  


She loves that she can't get add such a pretty tiny finishing detail with Art Glitter products!  The Green Gem Swirl was getting lost on the black Graphic 45 patterned paper, so to make it stand out a bit more, Clare used the Art Glitter Ultrafine Glue tip and Green Gala Glitz.  This is a great way to add more weight to an embellishment and sparkle!
Here is another tip Clare loves to use: match your colors perfectly by using your markers!  The boy die cut and the Crate Paper were not exact matches to the orange red of the poppy, so Clare used the same Copics she used in the Poppy to color the die cut and the paper a bit to match and pull the whole page together!

To see more of Clare's work, please visit her blog Cricutcraftyclare.BlogSpot.com.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Art Glitter Flag

Heather's Project
Americana Roses

Heather decided she would like to share with you a tiny Vintage Americana Folk Art Inspired Canvas!! You will need the following:
Step One
I spread the modge podge over my entire canvas.  I wanted an antique look so I used the Antique modge podge, but you could use the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue in the same manner.
Step Two
Place your book page over your canvas and smooth out.  Tear off the excess edges.  You can smooth the edges over to the sides as well.  The excess will be sanded off when you are finished with your piece.
Step Three
Heather used her drawing as a reference when drawing onto her canvas.  You could use some graphite paper, place it on the canvas shiny side down, then put drawing on top, use a stylus to transfer your lines to your canvas.
Step Four
Heather used a flat brush to paint the cream stripes, then the red ones.
Step Five
Heather Free hand painted a vintage white star.
Step Six
Heather used a Round and flat brush to paint her leaves.  She watered down her paint so that the coverage would not be opaque, letting some of the book page showing through.  She sketched in a circle for the rose.
Step Seven
Heather decided she wanted some more leaves, that would wrap around the edges of the canvas.  Leaves were base coated with Classic Green.
Step Eight
Heather used the baby pink and a flat brush to paint a messy circle and used a round brush to create the basecoat for some rosebuds.  She also cut out some words from another book page and glued them down to the white stripes of the flag.  Heather also cut out words and placed them along the canvas edges too.  She then put a coat of antique Mod Podge
Step Nine 
Heather filled in the blue part of the flag, again watering down her acrylic paint.
Step Ten
Heather used her Angle Shader brush and applied red lipstick paint to the messy circle to create the rose beginning and to shade the rose buds.  She did a brush mix of the old ivy & burnt umber to shade the leaves .  She also used her Angle Shader with burnt umber to shade around all the leaves, and around the edges of the star and stripes.
Step Eleven
Heather used her round brush and brush mix of Fresh Foliage & Moon Yellow to highlight tips of leaves and create leaves for the rose buds.  She used her Angle shader with a brush mix of pink & white to create the rose.  When the paint was dry she applied some Designer dries clear glue randomly to the white stripes and star and applied Fauna Glitter. 
Step Twelve  
Heather did the same technique to the leaves applying Celery glitter, the blue she applied Dusty Blue Glitter, and Cheeky pink was added to the rose.
Finished Piece
Heather is really happy with how it turned out!!
A couple close ups
You can see below how Heather continued the painting onto the edges of her canvas.
Another Close up
One more close up
Heather hopes you enjoyed her tutorial, and hopes it adds a little Sparkle to your day!

Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects and Tutorials using Art Glitter on her blog.
and her 


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Art Glitter Flowers

Supplies

Art Glitter #92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter #18 Purple Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter #297 Hibiscus Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Glue
Art Glitter Red Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Pink Gala Glitz
Tim Holtz Rosette Die
Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette Die
Small Water Color Brush
Copic Markers (purple and green)
White card stock
Leaf Punch
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun


At some point in her crafty life, Clare would love to try ribbon embroidery.  She recently found some fabulous French Ombre ribbon flowers on Etsy at a store called Grandmas Flower Garden.    Clare hopes to try this technique some day, but just can't add anymore stashes, to the stashes she already has.   And she loves to save money by making her own with supplies she already has!  So that got her thinking...why can't she try this look with paper and Art Glitter!?
You can see the ribbon flower below.
Clare started by painting the ombre first.  For the Yellow flower and pink flower she used Tombow markers and a small water color brush.  For the purple flower and the leaves she used the Copic markers.  
She cut the rosette shapes after coloring to prevent the color from collecting in the perforation marks.  She then trimmed the ends of the rosettes clipping from the end in 10 folds along a curve.

 She folded the rosettes and then bent them to get the look of the ribbon.  Once Clare had a petal she liked, she hot glued them to a small leaf she punched with a Creative Memories leaf punch.  For each flower she colored and cut 5 rosettes to make petals.  She then glued the five petals onto a circle of card stock and pinched the rosette folds again.  So, Clare glued each petal first, and then glued then to form the flower.

Once the hot glue was dry, Clare used the Art Glitter dries clear adhesive and a matching Art Glitter to edge the ends of the petals.  The yellow flower uses Bananan, the pink Hibiscus, and the Purple is Purple glitter.
For the center of the larger flowers, Clare used a shank button in the center of the flower and covered it with Art Glitter Gala Glitz.  Since one of her buttons was fabric Clare used the Art Glitter Dries Clear fabric glue on that one.  
The Red Gala Glitz is in the center of the yellow flower and the Pink Gala Glitz is in the center of the Pink flower.  In the center of the purple flower, she used a paper flower and a vintage button.  For the smaller purple flower, Clare used the Tim Holtz snowflake rosette die and trimmed off the spikes.

For the leaves, Clare cut the rosette at every fifth fold and trimmed it down to form the leaves.  
To see more of Clare's work, visit her blog Cricutcraftclare.blogspot.com.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Art Glitter Welcome

Supplies
Art Glitter 278 Poppy Ultrafine Opaque
White Canvas
12 x 24 inch paper
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Foam Brush
Small paint brush
Tape runner
Digital Cutter (Clare used Cameo)
Clear tape



Clare has always wanted a welcome sign for her front entry.  She has been inspired by a fellow Art Glitter Design Team member to use Art Glitter with her Cameo cutting machine in her projects.  She also thinks is perfect project for the glitter newbie!   She started by typing the word welcome using the Brush Script MT font and welding the letters. 
Clare cut the word in paper to use as a stencil.  Using a canvas 28 x 22 inch white canvas she got got at Michaels using a coupon, Clare applied her template using a tape runner. 
She then used a foam brush to apply the Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to the canvas over the stencil openings.  Clare thought the Art Glitter glue would dry too quickly on this project and before she could apply the Art Glitter, so she used an embossing paste.  She also applied the paste on three letters at a time, so that it would not dry before she applied the glitter. She also applied some embossing paste free hand at either end of the word so that the word went off the side of the frame.  After all the glitter was applied and before the paste dried she carefully removed her template.  She allowed it to dry overnight and brushed off excess glitter with a dry paint brush.  Since the canvas held some of the excess glitter after brushing, she also used some clear tape to remove lose glitter not part of the design.  Clare love the simplicity and beauty of this home décor project.  So get out the Art Glitter and give it a try!

You can find more of Clare's work at her blog cricutcraftyclare.BlogSpot.com.