Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Using and storing Glitter

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Hi all, WOOO HOOO our son got the trainee-ship at Express coaches Bus building and were so proud of him!! congrats Ben it's so good to know where you'll be heading now for next year we know God will bless as you learn a new trade XX,
I'm also having so many problems with my movie making programs that its not funny anymore, one reason why i haven't posted too much lately please let me know if anyone can suggest a good program. Any how Ive been playing a bit with all my new Martha Stuart glitters I bought and love them! I wanted to show you how I use and store my glitters. We went through a phase here in Australia using kindy glitz or some of you would know this as stickles or the wet glitters and they were good but i don't think it leaves you with quite the same effect as using crystal effects with dry glitter. The wet glitters tended to warp and change the colour of the card where as using the crystal effects then applying dry glitter didn't and left the overall project a little raised and nicer looking and you know the nicest people are the ones with glitter on their faces ;) ...ones less messy though.... anyhow I guess it comes down to your needs as well. So this is how i store my dry glitters...

decor has these great little containers which are approx 2-1/2" across x 2" high they come in packs of 6 for a bit less than $1 each container from the grocery store.... Woolworth's here for all the Aussies. I tip my cylinder of glitter in and its so much easier getting the glitter back into a larger container. So then I went looking for some spoons.....and found exactly the right size in these puddings from the cheap shops (crazy Clarks) and now each colour glitter has its own spoon and the lid will close with them stored inside, cool hey! :))

So stamp your image, silhouettes work best and slowly and carefully go over only the image with crystal effects, sprinkle over your glitter and with a fine craft knife you can take little pieces back off where you may have gone over before it drys just to touch it up.

A close up and some examples

Now check the video :)
Blessings to you
and a last thought

We have to remember that each day is a gift.
If we choose to focus on what’s wrong,
we’ll miss the beauty that each day has to offer.
“Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalms 90:12


Dwita said...

This is so great... I'll try myself later on..

Whimcees said...


Congratulations on the good news of your son's trainee-ship! Your family now seems to be going strong after a difficult time!

Thank you for the video - I love listening to your accent! Glitter is one of my favorite things to add to cards and I feel there is never too much of it on a creation! :<)

Wishing you a good day!


Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Juliet A said...

I thought ALL SU demos had the Heat and Stick pad - I wouldn't use dry glitter without one!

gardenpinks said...

Congratulations on your son getting his trainee ship, that is brilliant news :)

I store my dry glitters in similar pots and had the same problem as you with the little spoons but here in the UK some places sell small tubs of ice cream and there are small plastic spoons put nearby so last time I bought my grandchildren ice cream I scooped up several spoons too :) They work just fine and stay in the pots too. So much easier getting the excess glitter back into a larger pot. Love your videos and tutorials, thanks for making them.

Lynn xx

Wendy said...

Alternative: mix glitter with embossing powder, stamp with Versamark or Craft ink, for a great, sparkling effect.