Thursday, December 15, 2011

Glitter Glitz - December Technique of the Month

How appropriate that we are showing you a technique that's all shiny and bright this month!! This month there are 12 of us highlighting the Quick Glitz technique as shown on page 35 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.  Our blog is one big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork created with this technique.  You will find a list of all the hoppers and their blog addresses at the bottom of my post in case you get lost along the way or would like to refer back to a blog along the way.

If you are coming from Tracey's blog you are on the right track.

Each year I make two or three new Christmas ornaments in search of the perfect one to make for the family kid's.  This little snowflake is one of my choices.  I cut 3 snowflakes from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge out of a Clear Card.  For the glitter design, I used another "Layer" image cut the same size, put it underneath my clear snowflake, then using our waterbrush painted the glitter on.  After the glitter dried, I bent each snowflake slightly in the middle and put a dab of liquid glass behind each glitter spot and glued all three snowflakes together to form the 3D ornament.  A few helpful hints......don't take the plastic film off the card until after you have cut it....use a deep cut blade and the multi-cut function set at 4 to cut the clear cards.  I still had a few spots to use the scissors on, but it cut the image quite nicely.  I used the waterbrush because it has a nice small tip and I could push the glitter into the tiny corners of my design.  If you would like to create some snowflakes of your own you will need:
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - Z1686
4 1/4 X 5 1/2 Clear Card Assortment - Z1323
Stardust Glitter Glitz - Z1313
Waterbrush - 1771
Liquid Glass - Z679

Now please continue on to  Michelle's blog to see more great artwork using this month's techniques.

This month's hoppers:
debi -
Michelle -
Judy Faye -
Shirley -
Tonya -
Wendy -
Melissa -
Cherri -

Rachel -
Tabbi -
Sheila -
Tracey -


Wendy K. said...

Beautiful ornament!
Wendy K.

Unknown said...

Wow! I'm going to have to try that one.

Shirley Ross, rockin' heARTist said...

This is too cool!!

Tonya W said...

I never thought about using the clear cards in the cricut -- another fabulous idea to try!!!

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