Wednesday, November 5, 2014

X-Press It: Glitter Paint

Today's tutorial takes us to a place close to many hearts…. glitter!  I am sure we all have a little, or not so little, stash of glitters in our drawers, some perhaps even unopened like the glitter I unearthed to make Glitter Paint!  It is a given in life, that all things are easier with X-Press It TripleTac, and in this case there is no need for expensive glitter glues, just supplies on hand and your trusty TripleTac… here is what I started with today:

You have seen me transform chipboard with Copic Markers before, below is the standard treatment of colouring the chipboard directly with a marker that co-ordinates with your patterned papers:

But when you are getting shabby, you don't necessarily want a matt coloured piece of chipboard, so get your TripleTac out and find a little dash of co-ordinated glitter, I use equal quantities of both, but you can mix the density of the glitter by changing the ratio of TripleTac to Glitter:

Simple mix the two together with a paint brush, the glitter paint will look milky as the TripleTac is white until it dries:

The it is a simple case of using your paint brush to apply the Glitter Paint to your pre-coloured chipboard, with this density of Glitter Paint I needn't have coloured the base first, but I always like to give some assurance just in case any little pieces are peeping through:

Disburse some of the left over Glitter paint on your planned embellishments and card layers, it helps to tie in the elements:

Then it is a simple case of putting your elements together on a card front:

From bland to glam in a matter of minutes:

Here are the X-Press It Products I used in my tutorial today:

X-Press It TripleTac Glue
FabScraps Crafty Girl Die Cut Chipboard
FabScraps Industrial Chic Collection

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1 comment:

  1. EEEP! How fabby is this!!! Loving all the sparkle!! :)