Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How About a Tutorial Today?

First off, my winner, Bec still hasn't come forward for my giveaway.....If you know her, could you please let her know she won? Otherwise I will pick a new winner on Thursday morning!

Remember yesterday's German Glass Glitter party card? I thought I'd put together a tutorial on how I made yesterday's card. Today's card is similar but with slightly different colors and a slightly older age! ; ) Which I can relate to since this milestone of a birthday is slowly creeping my way!
I wish you could see this glitter in person, because it is just so beautiful!
Someone yesterday asked how I made the candles, so I am here to show you how I did it! It is easy peasy!
First off, to make the candles, you will need a rectangular piece of paper. The height of the paper will determine the height of your candles. So if you want short, squat candles, cut your paper down. You need a narrow round object to wind the paper around. I had this craft stick in my stash. : )
Just start winding it.........
Once you've wrapped it around several times, I add a bit of glue, cut off the excess, and let it dry! Don't worry if your cut isn't perfectly straight because that will be the back of the candle anyway.
So here is my candle.....but it is wickless....so we need to add a wick!
You need a piece of cotton string, add a dab of glue.....
..... and stick it in the candle! Yesterday's card I added a Melissa Frances rub on directly to the candle, but today I used a sticker from SRM Stickers!
Now for the main image.....do you remember these old office stencils? I resurrected them and decided they would be fun to work with! Just Punch out the centers.....
Grab some texture paste......
......and some paper to apply your paste and glitter to. I chose this pretty pink paper, which I believe is by Echo Park. I love my magnets to hold my paper in place! (The magnetic board is underneath and it is by Basic Grey)
Time to get messy! Just squeeze out some of the texture paste and apply liberally on top of the numbers with your finger. ( I suppose you could use a craft knife.......but it wouldn't be nearly as fun! ; ) Don't worry about going over the edges!
This is what it looked like when I was done. Almost looks a bit like cake frosting, no?
While the texture paste is still wet, slowly peel the stencil up and away from the paper.
Now for the fun part! Grab some glitter.......
.......and dump it all over the wet texture paste.
Get rid of any excess glitter and let it dry.
One thing I do want to mention about Glass Glitter......it is extremely beautiful, but it is heavier than regular glitter. So keep this in mind if you are mailing your card. If you are wondering where you can get glass glitter, go on Etsy and type in German Glass Glitter and you will find tons of it!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial today! I am hoping to do more in the very near future!

7 comments:

Jingle said...

This is so cute! What a fun idea!

NoraAnne said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I was wondering how you got such a thick covering of the glitter to stay put! I have this texture magic at home already AND german glass glitter. Now, I just have to dig up some old stencils!!!!

Bluefunk said...

Love the glitter! :)

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Carolyn/MamaC said...

Thank you for the candle tutorial! The card is wonderful! I hadn't thought about using the thick paste and glitter. It really adds a lot of dimension! Great blog!

Diane Hodrick said...

What a great technique. Your chunky glitter looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing your crafty secrets.

Shantaie said...

awesome tutorial! I love glass glitter, and now I have a new way to use it thanks to your instructions!